Ibrox Noise published a piece yesterday which drew a colourful reaction from some quarters and accusations of agenda (the majority were, in fairness, supportive). It was even abused by a few. The topic? James Tavernier and his post-match interview.
The headline was regarded as ‘misleading’ or ‘inaccurate’ and lots of punters were keen to tell us ‘he didn’t say that’.
To remind you, Tavernier appeared post-match to apologise for his part in the goal, that’s right, his PART, not the goal overall, which in itself led to other misleading headlines saying he took complete blame, but then he justified it by stating clearly he and his team mates (we) should have been able to fix it:
So, let’s be clear – Tavernier didn’t take full blame for the goal conceded, just his part in it, and he brought his team mates into the firing line by inferring strongly they were to blame thereafter, along with himself, of course, in not fixing the mistake he’d ‘partly’ made.
Anyone who abuses us over reporting this story, calling us tims etc, just because we dare to call out Captain Courageous for being anything but, has themselves an agenda, an agenda which favours confrontation and arguments over the truth. Even worse, favours Tavernier’s reputation over Rangers’ best interests.
The headline was also clear – apostrophes around ‘blame’ which demonstrates paraphrasing – as in it’s NOT a direct quote, nor a direct accusation, but is a vague reference to an event which could be CONSTRUED as what the headline says, if the apostrophes weren’t there. That’s why we included them, because we won’t mislead people, even if some can’t understand what they’re actually reading.
Overall? We will never stop reporting the truth, our opinion on it, or anything else we want to, and we know that will attract ire from some quarters.
Deal with it, because that’s Ibrox Noise for you!