Bobby Hebert says he’s not a journalist, even though he attends LSU games and pressers on his employer’s press pass.
LSU calls Hebert a “representative of the station”.
ESPN, that noted bastion of journalism, sees Hebert as a story.
In a Thursday interview on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning” show, Hebert mostly discussed the Saints’ upcoming playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers, but the news conference question/commentary and subsequent media attention he’d received for it also came up.
The hosts first played a recording of Hebert confronting Miles, then asked Hebert “to take us through what was going on there and what your thoughts were.”
And the radio station where Hebert works describes him as an institution who “got a little carried away”.
No wonder the media is held in such high regard these days. If they don’t see themselves as bound by certain rules of professionalism, why should the rest of us?