Revisionist historians. I'm seeing too much of them. Folks who want to take past events and then write them to fit into an agenda they have. Far too often I am seeing this and in all walks of life and history.
Sometime back a local paper here in Nashville made the sports claim that a Vanderbilt star defensive player, linebacker, who was said to be a mid-first round draft pick, was "the most decorated player in the history of the school's football program." Made me wonder about the competence of the writer of such a line. Not only his competence but his age and his knowledge of the history of the school's sports program.
Bill Wade. Or Billy Wade to most people who knew him. Bill Wade (October 4, 1930- March 9, 2016) was a football quarterback who graduated from Vanderbilt and played twelve seasons in the NFL.He was the starting quarterback on the 1963 Chicago Bears NFL championship team.
While Wade was at Vanderbilt he was named the Southeastern Conference's Most Valuable Player. He also was named second team All-American. He was named the MVP in the 1951 North-South Shrine game. He also played in the Senior Bowl in 1952 and was selected to play in the College All-Star Game in Chicago.
He was the first player selected in the 1952 NFL draft by the Los Angles Rams. He quarterbacked the Rams for seven season and then was traded to the Bears in 1961.Now I could go on and on about his stats It was said of him that he was one of Nashville's most famous and favorite sports stars ever.
Not only today do we have folks who want to re-write history but sadly we have too many folks now days who are calling themselves reporters who I believe do not have a sufficient grasp or knowledge of history. I just have to laugh and then I feel a sadness as today I too often see on television/ news print or radio those who want to call themselves reporters, journalist and some of their actions. Recently I watched as one of the "nightly newsmen" for some reason an outlet felt it was important that the public watch as he ....I am not making this up...we watched as he got his ear pierced. And you want to talk serious journalism, reporting to the American people?
I thought of such folks as Edward R. Murrow...John Cameron Swayze, Walter Cronkrite, Lowell Thomas....and others...but you know...some of the so called tv/ radio/ press people I am not sure they would even know who these guys were....hum Murrow.
February 20, 2017