When objective reporting goes wrong


As we wait for the second game of the Yanks-ChiSox series, I thought it was worth pointing out this piece of nonsense. Daily News reporter Kevin Deutsch apparently rolled into Citizen’s Bank Park last night for the Mets-Phillies series wearing Mets gear, and taunting Phillies’ fans. Chants of “FIRST PLACE METS,” and “”Phillies suck” were delivered not far from the city’s famed LOVE sculpture.

And people wonder why the newspaper industry is on life support. Facts and objective reporting have been benched in favor of brash over the top accusations and discernible bias. Deutsch is not part of the team, he’s a reporter covering the team. Apparently he’s also a Mets’ fan, which is perfectly fine, but his job description is to report facts and not taunt opposing fans. Report the news, don’t be the news.

His article ends with “First place never felt so good,” which is both sad and laughable. You know who was in first place last year on May 1st? The Blue Jays, White Sox, Mariners, Marlins, Cardinals, and Dodgers. Exactly two of those teams were in first place at the end of the year. Enjoy first place while it lasts Mr. Deutsch, there’s only 86% of the season left to play.


  1. I was rooting for one of the Phillies’ fans to spill beer on this guy. Sadly disappointed by the end of the article.

  2. Raf says:

    This article will be even better when the Mets start bombing down the standings

  3. ultimate913 says:

    Why didn’t he get puked on?

  4. Poopy Pants says:

    I hope he works his way into the photo op when Minaya and Manuel are fired (ala John Sterling).

  5. pat says:

    Bragging about being in first in April to the team that has been in the World Series the last two years. If that’s not the epitome of a Mutts fan I don’t know what is.

  6. teddy says:

    hopefully the yanks will humble him

  7. Ro says:

    WTG Mike. I like that you are not afraid to call out one of your peers who trulyy deserves it.

  8. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    It IS his reporting that has the Mets in 1st place. He’s that inspirational.

  9. Jorell says:

    That article is so absurd, I want to believe it’s some kind of spoof of overzealous sports fans. Because, you know, it’s insane to be so excited by this run the Mets are going on considering their recent history. It’s a joke. It HAS to be.

  10. Zack says:

    After the last 3 years, I really dont understand how any Met fan can actually brag about their position in the standings.

  11. Rose says:

    In 2007 the Mets had a 7 game lead with 17 games to play and they blew it. In 2008, they had a 3 1/2 game lead with 17 to play and blew it.

    2010, this guy is taunting opposing fans because his team is in first place on May 1st…

  12. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    This only proves the giant gap in between the Mets fanbase and mets, and the Yankees fanbase and Yankees. WE could be in first place and we would probably be bitching about something lol, mets get in first place and people get diffusional

  13. Riddering says:

    (Not directed at you, Mike, but…) I have no problem with Mets fans being excited. Yeah, there’s a lot of the season to go but they’re on a nice run and their team is doing well after having suffered a horrible 2009. Plus, they now have a first baseman who looks like a young Bruce Springsteen. What’s not to be excited about?

    This, however, is not the case of a fan being pleased with their team. It’s misplaced bloviation and it completely discredits Deutsch’s writing from now on.

  14. yankees=warriors says:

    Wow, what a joke of a reporter!
    And I hate to say this, but he doesn’t deserve the last name “Deutsch”. He stains the Germans’ name.

  15. Mike HC says:

    What kind of idiot not only acts like the biggest jackass in a stadium, but then writes about how much of a jackass he was, to a national audience. This guy has so few article ideas he has taken to making himself the retarded subject in one of them?

  16. vin says:

    I never understood the whole “(Insert Team Name) Sucks!” chants when the team in question does not suck. I was at the Angels-Yankees game on Sunday, and the moron Angels fans went to the “Yankees Suck” chant numerous times.

    They obviously don’t suck. They had the second best record in MLB at the time, after playing a tough schedule, after coming off a WS winning season, all for a franchise that has won more than any other franchise in sports.

    Of course when the Yankee fans tried to rebut their chant, it resulted in a “Check the Scoreboard” taunt. Which means they held off on the “Yankees Suck” until the Angels took the lead. I could only just look around and shake my head at the nonsense people do at ballgames.

    Oh yeah, the Phillies also don’t suck. The Mets, on the other hand will resume sucking in no time.

    /Andy Rooney’d

  17. I bet he like all other Mets fans are ordering WS tickets and waiting in line at Modells to get World Series Champions gear in April! They forogt they gotta go through May, June, July, August, September, & October.

  18. Steve says:

    How are those Mets doing against the Phillies now? I hope he enjoyed how first place felt…

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