The media aggression is so obnoxious in the United States that the rest of us Americans really need to take everything we hear on the news and read in publications with a grain of salt.
It was nowhere worse, recently, when a journalist who actually seemed to care about American Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s mental state. Princess Markle was taken aback by a comment when he asked how she was doing and made a point to say she was appreciative of asking that because nobody ever does.
And these rabid aggressive journalists just did the exact same thing to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady because of his cameo on a new Netflix show. The implications and narrative weaving by these sports journalists were absolutely pathetic.
You’d be hard pressed to find somebody who could argue that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn’t the greatest of all time. Could someone argue Joe Montana specifically because he went to four Super Bowls and won all four? Sure. But is it accurate? Not really at all.
Brady was taken with the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. Nobody had faith in the scrawny slow University of Michigan quarterback other than Bill Belichick. Nobody knew they would go on to make history together.
The Patriots star won his sixth Super Bowl earlier this year in his eighteenth season; along with going to nine total in his career. That means he’s literally been to the Super Bowl half of his career.
In the Netflix show “Living with Yourself” starring Paul Rudd – a man, Miles (Rudd), who needs a desperate revamp in his life, goes to a spa to get some DNA therapy but it turns out they actually clone him and kill the original.
Miles pulls up to the “spa” and is debating about whether to go in when none other but Tom Brady walks out of the same “spa” with a grin on his face like he’s refreshed.
Here’s the scene:
— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) October 19, 2019
This is what encourages Miles to go in. Why not? Tom Brady did it.
It’s a funny harmless scene, right?
Not according to some. Many believed it was a jab at Patriots owner Robert Kraft who was infamously charged for prostitution at a spa in Florida. The main justification is that Brady exits the spa with a grin as if… as if he got a “happy ending.”
Here was a furious Brady when questioned about the scene:
Tom Brady….not happy!pic.twitter.com/w5H0fWCQkw
— Surf & Turf Podcast (@surfandturfpod) October 19, 2019
But that wasn’t the intention of the scene at all.
If you’ll notice Brady asks Miles if it is his “first time?” Miles nods “uh-huh. You?”
Brady grins and says it’s his sixth time.
That joke is that he’s cloned himself after every one of his Super Bowls. Also, Brady is 42-years-old and everybody wonders when Father-time will claim him. It literally has nothing to do with Kraft.
But you can count on the media trying to create controversy out of thin air.