BOSTON (CBS) — Given the need for immediacy in our news culture today, the 139-page report from Ted Wells on DeflateGate churned out hundreds of headlines around the country in a matter of just a few minutes. And thanks to Wells’ conclusions written on Page 2 of that report, the headlines were very neatly and easily packaged for all of us to share.
“Tom Brady likely knew of ‘inappropriate activities,’ Deflategate report says” —CNN
“Deflategate: Patriots altered footballs and Tom Brady knew it, report says” —Los Angeles Times
“Deflategate probe suggests Patriots’ Tom Brady aware of tampering, but clears Bill Belichick” —USA Today
“Tom Brady burned in bombshell Deflategate report” —New York Post
“Wells Report — Patriots, Tom Brady Cheated … In Deflategate” —TMZ
(You can question the journalistic credibility of those last two sources, but you can’t deny that millions of people get their…
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