Sean Pamphilon's motives becoming clearer; "journalism chess"

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Now it’s understood that doing the right thing is not the issue, but Pamphilon should just give up the whole “one man against the system” banner he is flying because holes are beginning to appear now such as these:

  • Silver is actually featured in Pamphilon’s yet finished documentary, “The United States of Football”.  They are both actually very good friends and Silver defends Pamphilon’s motives to the hilt at every turn.  Objective journalist? You decide.
  • Pamphilon said that if the bounty scandal hadn’t gone public, then he never would have released the tapes.  So if this hadn’t been made public, then he’s insinuating he would have remained silent.  Make sense?  You decide.
  • Pamphilon, using Silver and Silver’s twitter account, claims that the NFL now wants copies of the “Williams tapes”, yet ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says that the NFL already knew about them because Williams already told them about the content of the tapes.
  • Pamphilon now wants NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to answer the “real questions”, as he put it.  Translation, Pamphilon wants to interview Goodell face-to-face.

What Pamphilon has done is becoming quite clear and you can call me a homer or unobjective just because I cover the Saints, just don’t play the “greater good” card with me.  What Pamphilon has done is played “journalism chess”.

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  • markisright

    Nailed it!

  • Gene Higginbotham

    Thanks Mark!

  • LI Saint

    We all knew from the beginning that he was suspect. The timing of it all was suspicious at best. I am glad that you followed up on him Gene. Of course, this will get no national play since you are so “biased” and “slanted” toward the Saints (wink wink). Whenever Silver and LaConfora take a deep breath the waters part and the gospel is spoken. If the pompous Goodell grants this request, we will really know what’s up. Don’t let this go, Gene. Be a pitbull on this one. It may start locally but it will grow nationally. Thanks for digging this up. Get the “Times-Picayune” and nola.com to give you some play. You deserve the exposure. 

  • Gene Higginbotham

    @LI Saint: Thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately, because many may simply see me as a “blogger” and not a true journalist or writer, then a lot of times these articles don’t see the light of day.

    It is up to you and readers like yourself to spread the word. I’ve stated before that I don’t have a problem with Pamphilon doing the right thing, just the steps that he took.

    I try to tweet my articles to major radio stations and media people but seldom get a response. Like I said its up to people like yourself to spread the information and get a dialogue started.

    As far as the TP and NOLA is concerned, I’ve tweeted my article to them before but no response. Jeff Duncan actually has met Pamphilon before and said he is actually a good guy and is on a friendly basis with him so that may be the reason, but I’m not sure. Thank you so much for the encouragement and support for myself and WDD.

    While I do write about the Saints, I try to look at everything from all angles, good and bad. Hope my articles do the same for you and our readers. Thanks again!