The thing about breaking news is that it is fun to watch. Throw in the aspect that no one is dead when this news is breaking and now you have guilt free fun. I got home from work at around 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday and shortly after I saw the rumblings of the Manti Te’o story on the Internet. SCINTILLATING STUFF.
Many people have already complimented the Deadspin.com article that started the whole thing, and rightfully so. The leg work done to get the story down onto paper was superb The original narrative of Te’o and his inspirational late girlfriend is put to pasture. Now all that is left is to solve the mystery. Notre Dame held a press conference the night the story broke and jammed themselves into the picture by saying that they had investigated the whole thing starting in December.
What the hell is going on? Where are we? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
I will admit to being all into this story because it is incredibly fascinating. All of the details and disputed points draw the mind. Conspiracy and tomfoolery there for the taking in. This is why we watch all those crime shows, people. We have an episode of Columbo rolling out in real life. I half expect Robert Culp or Jack Cassidey to round on Peter Falk for asking too many questions.
And why shouldn’t we watch? It’s a hoax that rolled out in public in the first place, and nobody seemed to have a problem having this play out in public when a girl who is now fake was dying of Leukemia This thing has been above the fold bold type for months. To not talk about it as soon as it gets really interesting is just dumb.
“But there are more important things to talk about!”
The French have driven the Islamists out of Timbuktu in Mali. I am capable of following more than one story you asshole.
“I wish people cared more about this when a real girl was sexually assaulted and committed suicide at ND!”
“Who is this person anyway?!”
A guy who can’t tackle anyone who plays for Alabama.
And this story is just getting started to. We just found out about the crime – we haven’t begun to answer all the questions to find the real perpetrators. The Deadspin article, though great, is incomplete. It simply states that a hoax has taken place and points in the direction of who might have done it. We still don’t know the exact how or why. There is more work to be done here. AND I’M GOING TO WATCH IT DAMNIT ITS JUST GETTING GOOD.
I’m not even looking for anyone to be shamed. This is a mystery of high bizarre caliber and I have to know how this thing ends. Either way, Te’o can move on and find a way to be a good person. But this is a great story, and great stories are not to be ignored. Get in on this people!