Mob- I really believe that about Belichick, but to be more specific, the "media" doesn't mean everyone in it, just most. We've seen it with Obama. Obama is a very successful president having won a second term. Belichick is easily the most successful coach of the last decade +. The media wants their story more than any other and they will go to great lengths to temper their distaste for the lack of information they get in hopes of getting more or even gettting an exclusive in the future. Further, they don't want to be blackballed from access.
Please understand, I didn't say the media liked him, but the media doesn't trash him. A few may, but generally speaking, he is viewed with high praise. Please note that I see this from the outside looking in. For some fans here, I have no capacity to convince them that I am right. Any negative spoken by any media outlet is the definition for those that the media in general hates him.
As for Brady - my comments were based on this paragraph from the story:
When Brady, general of the red zone, father of three, finally did speak about Hernandez nearly a month later, Bela Lugosi couldn't have made his first public comments sound more inhuman: "I've seen a lot of things over 13 years," the quarterback told Peter King of Sports Illustrated, "and what I have learned is that mental toughness and putting aside personal agendas for what's in the best interest of the team matters most … I have moved on. I'm focusing on the great teammates I have who are committed to helping us win games. The only thing I care about is winning. Nothing is going to ever get in the way of that goal."
If this is truly what he first said before saying more at a later date, I stand by my comments. If this was a "cherry picked" statement of an interview that included comments of sadness for the victim and his family and friends, then I'll have to claim I was duped by the typical media/political spin that only provides partial information thats supports their biased premise.
I try to take things at face value.