Friday, September 22, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

SF Reporters given 18 months by Federal Judge


Fuck you U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White. He agreed with the prosecutor in the case and handed down an 18 month jail sentence to both Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, authors of "Game of Shadows", the book about sports figures who cheat to gain an advantage. They refused to name the individual that provided them with confidential Grand Jury transcripts. The judge is allowing the reporters to stay out of jail pending an appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

But Barroid Bonds continues to play baseball and get paid millions and lie his worthless ass off about what illicit drugs he used when he set the record for most homeruns.

How is this justice? Plainly it isn't. But I salute the two reporters for keeping their yaps shut on their sources. Reporters are the guardians of truth and as such shouldn't be punished for providing it to the citizens when it comes to secret hearings and court proceedings. SI has a writeup here. The Feds fucked this whole BALCO investigation up from the start by allowing the manufacturers and distributors to basically go free, several did a few months.

No one has done 18 months who was guilty of anything, and there were plenty of guilty muthafuckers. With regard to the millions of tax dollars spent on the investigation and subsequent hearings and trials, its all bullshit..and a dog and pony show which gave the government the ammo it needed to lean on professional sports about their lack of testing for and punishment given out to players that use performance-enhancing drugs to gain an edge over their competitors.

Fuck you all, you federal bags of batshit..twice even.

6 people gave us their .02 cents:

Bruce said...

Sadly, this doesn't surprise me at all.

dusty said...

It makes me very angry. There isn't anything to protect reporters when they tell the truth, how they got the info shouldn't matter as long as its the truth. Transparency is something this administration lacks, although GJ's are always secret. But Alberto the fuckwit Federal AG has stated he wanted to go after these guys, and so they did. The prosecutors asked for this sentence and got it. But god forbid these bastards actually ask for decent sentences against the perps. The investigation and laughable trials cost millions in tax payers money..and for what? To put the two reporters in jail?

Joe Erjavec said...

What a giant waste of time and money! It's so sad that some athletes abuse the rules to get an advantage.

dusty said...

Its not only sad, its friggin disgusting. They should be stripped of any records they have. But the problem is proving what they did..Everyone clams up at the thought of spilling the beans on someone like Barroid Bonds..

Al Swearengen said...

Bullshit or not, McGuire and Bonds put people in the seats, and these two reporters tried to take that away from the wealthy bastards who are counting on those ticket sales...

Bonds thinks he's Muhammad Ali or something...really this whole thing is Schwarzenager's fault with his pumping iron and being half robot and all...now he's governor and Bonds is swinging for the fences...COINCIDENCE?!?!?!?! (Kids in the Hall voice)

trying2hide said...

Not suprising, but if I a not-so-rich not-sport-playing or celeb type attempted that same type of crapola what would happen? Would I get off free bird?
No the world is ch-ch-changin' oh too much