I have an interesting story that will illustrate just what kind of reporter and man Jack Todd is. Many years ago (don't remember exactly, had to be between 6-10), Jack Todd's son played midget football for a local minor organization. I believe he was the QB. So you can imagine what kind of coverage said team got in the sports pages of the Gazette. That in itself is fine, since coverage for one team invariably meant coverage for the other teams. One weekend, his son's team played a machine of a football team and got slaughtered. Not only on the scoreboard, but physically as well. Nothing cheap, just good, hard, clean football. It was obvious from seeing the game, and I did see it, that his son's team was out of their league. Monday morning rolls around, and I open the newspaper to the sports section. And there in black and white, Jack Todd was calling this team that had beat his son's hooligans and thugs. A team comprised of mostly 16-17 year olds. What made it worse is that it was a team of mostly inner city kids, many who came from seriously under-priviledged families. I knew many of these kids, and they were on the most part great kids with hearts of gold. Their only "crime" was being infinitely better at football than his son's team, and yet from reading Jack Todd's article you would think they were terrors. And that's the problem, because not many people were at that game, and a lot of people believe the crap he writes, so automatically, they attach the name of that football team with thugs and hooligans. Imagine putting on a CV that you played for that football team, and someone who just read his article is the one going over that CV.
There is one thing to put a personal bias in your reporting, there is another when you are malicious in what you write. Jack Todd has no business being a reporter, whether it be sports or anything else.