If Hot Air had “moments of zen,” this would be one of them. I can quickly reel off five or six MSM types who deserve a rant like the fine one that Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy uncorked against columnist Jenni Carlson. She wrote a column that pretty much calls OSU star Bobby Reid a chicken-eating momma’s boy and, according to Gundy, gets several objective facts wrong. Gundy’s barrage compares favorably with Dennis Green’s outburst after the Cardinals lost to the Bears last year.
One point that’s worth contending with regarding Gundy, though: 21-year-olds aren’t “kids.” If they are, the grown-up really is dead.
Update: Carlson responds.
Monday at Oklahoma State’s weekly news conference, I had a chance to ask the question that’s been eating at me ever since:
You contended three-fourths of that column was inaccurate; could you tell me what those factual errors were?
“I don’t have to,” he said.
Our paper has a policy of correcting errors, and I can’t do that if I don’t know what the errors were.
“I don’t have to,” Gundy said again. “I’d rather just let it go.”
I’d rather let it go, too, but by disputing the facts in my column, Gundy attacked my credibility.
These were not wild accusations. They are facts that came from sources and observations. I will not stand on the sidelines and allow someone to attack my credibility.
She goes on to stand by the facts in the column and insists that they are sourced.