This episode in the 2nd part of " The Rules for US versus the Rules for Them" episode. In the previous episode I discussed how non-minority athletes and entertainers can do certain things or act a certain way , but if an athlete or entertainer who is a minority does those same things and act in the same way; there actions are then scrutinized by the media and then NOT accepted by the public once the media has molded the situation. Now, with the Super bowl being just a few days away there is a polarizing subplot in the air. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has caught a lot of backlash from the media because of his end zone dances and having fun while winning games, but it is perfectly acceptable for Aaron Rodgers to have an end zone celebration, acceptable for Peyton to curse out Julius Thomas on the field during the 2014 AFC Chaampionship game, or even acceptable for Tom Brady to talk trash on the field while being mic'd up. Cam is viewed as arrogant, but Manning, Rodgers, and Brady are firey competitors. Cam is being labled as "the villan" going into Super Bowl 50 because most media outlets want Peyton Manning to go out on top by winning his last appearance in the Super Bowl. Now, the media is putting Cam in a no win situation with the public. If Cam and the Panthers beat Peyton and the Broncos, the he will be "the villan", but if Peyton wins it, Peyton will be branded as one of the greatest QBs of all times and people will say Cam choked. Is that fair? No, but the media has the power to do that. Peyton is still one of the greatest of all-time even without a win the Super Bowl. Why does the public NOT see that? The media molds the public's perception. Call In at 323.417.6807 with questions.
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