Boston Globe photographer barred from Tom Brady charity event

AP

Revenge is a dish best served with a side of avocado ice cream.

After the Boston Globe published an article reporting that Best Buddies International funneled $3 million to Tom Brady’s charitable trust since 2011, Brady and Best Buddies have banned a Globe photographer from this year’s flag football game benefiting the organization.

Before the article, the Globe had been welcome at the event for the purposes of photographing Brady and others. This year, a Globe photographer who showed up for the event was told to “leave immediately.” A security officer then escorted the photographer to his car.

While it’s Brady’s prerogative to keep out a newspaper that strongly implied some sort of wrongdoing in connection with one charitable organization contributing money to another charitable organization with no proof that Brady or anyone else gained anything improperly from it, banning the Globe photographer serves only to bring attention to a story that has faded.

54 responses to “Boston Globe photographer barred from Tom Brady charity event

  1. Screw the Globe…what did you think would happen when you go after him and a charity he’s donated millions to over the years?

  2. Figures.

    He’s buddies with Drumph.

    It stands to reason that they operate in a similar fashion.

    Just waiting for Tommy to blame the leaks within the “charitable organization” as opposed to be forthright with the truth.

    If there is nothing to hide, then there is no reason to shoot the messenger.

    But, it’s the patsies, soooooo…..

    Cheat on, errrr…I mean, carry on.

    RAIDER NATION

  3. Oh yea! Might I suggest that it also serves notice to our beloved media that they are responsible for their own actions. No fan of Brady or NE, but sure glad to hear such action was taken. Only hogwash on your part to indicate it is in the past and faded. Apparently, not by a lot of folks negatively affected by false reporting.

  4. 1. Avocado Ice Cream doesn’t taste too bad.

    2. Clearly Brady and the Patriots are taking their cues on media relations from their close friend Mr. Trump.

  5. Of course Brady is nervous. Last time there was no proof of guilt but Goodell proclaimed something like “There is a more probable chance of guilt than not” and we all know how that turned out. Remember the same emperor is still dictating the show.

  6. mullman76 says: But it’s the patsies, soooo….

    ————————————————

    You’d know all about “patsies” being that you’re serving as one for the left!

  7. Good. 2nd class news rag playing gotcha reporting. Finally, we are seeing all these news outlets that had the leadership in the nation dying on the vine. They can no longer make up the news with political leanings and are being called to task for stories that contain specious facts. The death of the Boston Globe can’t come soon enough.

  8. Really dont enjoy your sudden like/respect/notions towards Brady and New England lately PFT.

    You fed the #deflategate hamsters speed during that era, had an undertone of very judgmental, dismissive even nasty tone towards New England and their integrity and organization during those times, even after it.

    Im sure other PFT viewers/commenters can remember.

    Cute joke about the Avocado Ice cream though.

  9. I hate Goodell, Pash, Kensil and Co. as much as anyone, and have had endzone season tickets since the early 80s–mosi’s mooses, the LA beer fiasco, etc–but Brady needs to nut up and admit the needless bad look when these kinds of questionable charitable shenanigans come to light. The globe isn’t the problem here.

  10. Boston media has been screwing their teams over for years. They are miserable jerks who want nothing more then to go back to being losers so they have something to complain about.

    You can still find those in the Boston media that think Brady shouldn’t have replaced Bledsoe. Fools!!

    Look what Borges did to the Patriots with the last minute false accusation regarding the Rams walkthrough. He caused that 100% with no evidence.

    Good for Brady to teach these guys a lesson.

  11. The Globe should be happy they didn’t use a pressure washer. That’s how I clean out alley trash.

  12. It’s not lost on anyone in NE that the Globe is owned by John Henry….the Sox suck so badly that he’s trying WAY too hard.

  13. It’s Brady and the Patriots. No one can touch them so there won’t be any kind of repercussions.

    Next story please.

  14. Shady is merely emulating his hero trump. Restrict real journalism and label it “fake news”, spout lies under the name “alternative facts”, and attempt to create the perception of being ethical. truthful and trustworthy even if you’re not. Maybe there will be enough people to believe what you’re spinning. The con man carnival barker in charge would say that there’s a sucker born every minute.

  15. I’m with Brady all day. The rest of you should be, too. It may take a while, but one day you’ll see I was right.

  16. Also asked to leave was an Atlanta Journal-Constitution photographer who documented three quarters of the event and then accidentally broke his camera.

  17. “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”

    The idea of a free press is rapidly being destroyed by a gleeful, self-serving cohort from the Lord of the Flies.

  18. A little history about Tom Brady…

    He shook Goodell’s hand and thanked him at the end of two Super Bowls that book ended a federal court battle between the two of them.

    At the league’s request Brady made an appearance at Super Bowl 50, knowing he’d be boo-ed into outer space, just to walk out onto the field for a goofy ceremony.

    He had one petty move to give, and I’m glad he saved it for the Globe. We’re talking about the same paper that went out of their way to call Darius Fleming a liar when he saved a woman from a car fire. Slandering Brady’s charity work was atrocious and they deserve a lot worse.

  19. The Boston Globe is owned by John Henry, principal owner of the Red Sox. Since Henry took ownership, the Globe has published hit piece after hit piece on Bob Kraft, Tom Brady, and the Patriots.
    Coincidence?
    The Red Sox are second fiddle in Boston now and Henry uses his media weapon to marginalize the Patriots every chance he gets.
    Note: the Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos…..CEO of Amazon with major anti trust issues ahead vs Trump’s Commerce Department.
    Note: the New York Times is owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim……5th richest in the man in the world whose financial fortunes have been significantly affected by the Trump Administration.
    Three billionaires all with significant media ownership using their newspapers to attack their enemy. Their agendas come before real news.

  20. to all the people defending brady and writing this off as false reporting…

    he took millions of dollars from best buddies… spin or no spin, that is a fact. Anyone that argues that he helped best buds make a ton of money and some of that should be his 1) cant actually measure that, and 2) ignores that a lot of people dislike brady, and avoid best buddies as a charity because of him. I know I do

    ..maybe if he didn’t consistently work for less money than he’s worth in what essentially amounts to a salary cap work around, he could have paid the 3.5 million out of his own rich pocket instead of robbing best buddies

  21. Boston Globe is anything but second rate, but the story on Brady was out of nowhere and there was really not much there there for them to have done it.

    I can’t blame Brady for telling them to take a hike, but it might have been better not to bring this antagonism back to the forefront.

  22. Banning a newspaper for reporting the facts is never a good policy.
    Take the high road. What harm could occur? The Globe taking pictures
    of people having a good time for a worthy cause ?

  23. twofourfourthree says:
    Jun 2, 2017 11:06 PM
    It’s Brady and the Patriots. No one can touch them so there won’t be any kind of repercussions.

    —————-
    No one is above having to be accountable. So name the law that was broken and they should be held completely accountable.

  24. typingofthedead says:
    Jun 3, 2017 8:49 AM
    to all the people defending brady and writing this off as false reporting…

    he took millions of dollars from best buddies… spin or no spin, that is a fact. Anyone that argues that he helped best buds make a ton of money and some of that should be his 1) cant actually measure that, and 2) ignores that a lot of people dislike brady, and avoid best buddies as a charity because of him. I know I do

    ..maybe if he didn’t consistently work for less money than he’s worth in what essentially amounts to a salary cap work around, he could have paid the 3.5 million out of his own rich pocket instead of robbing best buddies

    —————

    Whats wrong with this argument is that Brady did not just ‘take’ the money. You are implying that Brady swiped it to line his pockets which is untrue. It was the way the Globe tried to twist it to insunuate the same is wht Brady doesnt want them in the reporting picture fir this sort of thing any more.

    What did happen is that the money simply went to a different charity, where it was then used for charitable purposes. These sort of redistributions between charities happens all the time. The Globe knew that when they focused on a single one that had Brady’s name attached and deliberately distorted the context so I have to agree that was an agenda driven misleading of the public.

  25. typingofthedead says:
    Jun 3, 2017 8:49 AM
    to all the people defending brady and writing this off as false reporting…

    he took millions of dollars from best buddies… spin or no spin, that is a fact. Anyone that argues that he helped best buds make a ton of money and some of that should be his 1) cant actually measure that, and 2) ignores that a lot of people dislike brady, and avoid best buddies as a charity because of him. I know I do

    ..maybe if he didn’t consistently work for less money than he’s worth in what essentially amounts to a salary cap work around, he could have paid the 3.5 million out of his own rich pocket instead of robbing best buddies

    Nothing worse than not know what you’re talking about but trying to sound like you do.

  26. bullcharger says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:40 PM

    Look what Borges did to the Patriots with the last minute false accusation regarding the Rams walkthrough. He caused that 100% with no evidence.
    =====================

    That was Tomase in the Herald. Borges is/was a Parcells and Bledsoe guy. His Patriot venom flows directly from Belichick supposedly “lying” to Bledsoe and going with Brady. He even predicted they would lose the Super Bowl to the Rams 73-0. He has spent the years since impugning their success at every opportunity, not unlike all the desperate patsanoia afflicted trolls here.

  27. Charities have marketing budgets to raise funds. Instead of paying Tom Brady as part of that marketing budget they contributed to his charity. His participation in best buddies benefited 2 charities and he didn’t personally benefit.

    You have to try real hard to turn that into something nefarious.

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