This video of Craig Carton discussing Dan Olsen’s recent comments about Tiger Woods and PEDs is better than the mundane CBS Headline (“Boomer & Carton: Tiger PED rumors retracted by former pro golfer”) would lead you to believe. Here are a few excerpts:
Carton: It did not make the mainstream media. But then he apologized for it and retracted all of it. The retraction became a story.
Carton: The guy said it and didn’t waver on it at all and then only because someone must have gotten to him about it or maybe there was the threat of a lawsuit — who knows what really happened behind the scenes — he then retracted everything.
Boomer: But why is it a story if he retracts it?
Carton: It’s a story because he said it, Boomer, with like a hand on a stack of Bibles it seemed like, and was unwavering about it. And then all of a sudden goes, “I take it all back.”