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Te'o on how this will effect his draft status:
"That I don’t know, and to be honest with you as long as they're (parents) OK, whatever happens happens. As far as my draft status I hope that good happens obviously, but as long as my family is ok I can live with whatever happens."
As I said above. I thought the last 15 minutes really made it for Manti. You did a nice job of capturing that, Dante.
Word. When his parents began to break down, that's when my own waterworks started. Their genuine emotions were exposed for all to see. I have supported Manti through all of this, and today's interview only strengthens my resolve.
Couric is a joke.
So, Dan, will this "Katie" show recap be a regular feature?
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In fairness to Katie, I'm sure she used the term "saddest story ever" rhetorically, exaggerating for effect. You know, like the way Joe Biden sprinkles his speech with the word "literally" (sometimes using it two or three times in the same sentence) (e.g., "We were literally on the brink of disaster").
As a journalist Katie Couric has seen many stories of real human misery much sadder than Manti's story, like the ones you describe, or her own experience of losing her husband to cancer at a young age.
"The pilgrims follow by the sacred waters/...And there's a magic in the sound of their name/Here come the Irish of Notre Dame"
Uncalled for on my part. Just hit the wrong nerve. I say the wrong things too.
Lou, I agreed with your previous post. This whole Manti thing is a reflection of our society today. The coverage this has gotten is incredible, there are far more important and serious newsworthy stories out there.
Two shows a day. :)
Next up at 7:00pm eastern and 6:00pm central on CNN we have Erin Burnett OutFront with Manti Te'o's former coach at Notre Dame talking about the girlfriend hoax. Yes the new head coach at Nevada Brian Polian talks about Manti Te'o tonight. More must see TV.
I'm here to provide the masses with what they crave, Mr. Wry. Tomorrow we'll check in with Dr. Phil.
To clear up the "saddest story ever" comment, the story Couric referred to was the tale Kekua told Te'o — the fact that she was hit by a drunk driver and weeks later diagnosed with leukemia. She was saying that if that were true, it would be the saddest story ever. Still without a doubt hyperbole, but different than saying that being duped was the saddest story ever.
I agree - and asking him if he is Gay is actually very unprofessional in my opinion. Even if he was - why would Katie feel that is relevant to this story?? It would be equally unprofessional asking a black guy possibly involved in a liquor store theft "are you from the hood"
Maybe Teo requested the question from all the speculative comments from bored talking heads reporting this "possibility"
On CNN tonight the question tonight, does Te'o's story that he was a victim add up or was he in on the hoax?
Dr. Drew Pinsky is the host of HLN's "Dr. Drew on Call" and he is Outfront with Erin Burnett. This will be interesting.
I said in another thread, i have had my fill of this story. I could honestly care less at this point what happened, how it happened, etc.
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Thanks, Dan. I'd prefer a daily recap of "The View", when time permits.
Teo should have said Lets go in the back and you can find out first hand. Would have been funny
If most people were like you, this would be a much better world. Why did I write this? Because I was uncomfortable with your first post.
Lou, its an emotional story and has affected many of us. You are human. Thank God.
She is the saddest excuse for a reporter ever.
No Lou, you're just as wrong as Katie here. The saddest story ever isnt Manti nor any of the illustrations you gave. The saddest story ever is that IrishBob lost his chance at free cake they gave out at 4PM because he didnt want to miss the live interview.
Right theory, but this play might be coming from another backer. I think they wanted the question asked, but the "they" are the folks who have the most invested in Manti's future, besides Manti, and those "folks" are also Katie's "folks."
I watched the DVR'd version of it with the wife last night. Don't think there will ever be a repeat, but there were many first timers last night I'm sure.
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I watched it at 3pm when the show came on and also DVR'd it so my wife could watch it later. I'm sitting in my office watching TV last night when all the sudden my wife walks in around 11pm and blurts out, "Katie Couric is a b!tch!"
It's safe to say that will be the last time Couric's show will be on my DVR.
It looks like there is new information this morning. It appears that the woman's voice was not a man. It was Tino Tuiasosopo. "Tino is the girl that Manti has been talking to all these months," one of Tuiasosopo's cousins told the New York Post. It took a good New York newspaper to flush out the real facts.
Here is the link:
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