Why didn't Rorygate gain any media momentum?

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  1. kurt

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    For all the hype that the Vote for Rory campaign received, why was there none related to Rorygate? As far as I saw, it wasn't touched on anywhere, other than this Slate article. No Hotstove session, Off the Record discussion, or anything.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Slats432

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    It was all over the place for weeks up until the All Star game. It was a month and a half ago.....they should still be talking about Rory?
     
  3. saskganesh

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    because no one could whip up any outrage over the alleged manipulation of a voting system that encouraged people to "vote early and vote often?"

    like the All Star game, it didn't really matter, except that Rory is now a folk hero, which is nice. :)
     
  4. kurt

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    I don't expect them to still be talking about it, which is why I posted it in the History of Hockey board. It's history, old news.

    I'm just surprised that it wasn't covered at the time, especially by those media outlets that embraced the Vote for Rory story. You'd think it would be of public interest for them to follow up on the story, especially with the controversy/conspiracy involved.
     
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    Probably because there was no conspiracy.
     
  6. Nalyd Psycho

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    Because media people agreed with the NHL. Manipulation to work around manipulation isn't a big deal.
     
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    Because no one with half a brain even cared.
     
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    correction, they were the ones that did care.
     
  9. kurt

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    I will agree that it's extremely trivial, but won't agree that there was no conspiracy. Something fishy obviously happened.
     
  10. kurt

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    Really? I think that's a slippery slope. They could have admitted their gaffe in design with the voting system, and announced their removal of automated votes (>5 votes/sec from the same IP, etc). Instead, they cook the books. It concerns me that they handled it this way, and begs the question of where else they decide to cook the books and take the easy way out, instead of dealing with a challenge in a fair and ethical way.

    I'm not so sure. Email tampering with the NHLPA is a big story right now. As was the nomination of new PA leadership when Goodenow stepped down. People were critical about the draft lottery result, and the fact it wasn't transparent.

    While Rorygate in itself is admittedly very trivial in isolation, I still think it reflects a lack of ethical compass.
     
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    Where did Vote for Rory start?

    ...I want to believe it was a couple posters on here that started a joke and it turned into a whole campaign originating @ hfboards.
     
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    I believe it started on another board but migrated to hfboards and took off here.
     
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    I believe it started on the SA (something awful forums) and then it was mentioned by lech on the canucks board, and they suggested to give it more exposure by putting it in gen. ed.

    The rest you can figure out.
     
  14. LVIsles*

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    Vote for Rory started here by a poster named Lucherous(I probably spelled it wrong)

    He just made one random post one nite in the NHL forums and he said "I think we should all vote for a random player that probably wouldnt get into the All Star Game" and Rory was his choice
     
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    What was worse is that if Rory had any respect for himself he would have sitfled all the publicity right form the beginning. In any interview I saw he was encouraging it. I'll admit the voting system is flawed but could he sleep at night knowing that he was almost in a game where he'll never belong among the Lidstroms and Nieds of the league? I think the guy lacked modesty.
     
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    I personally think that he thought that it had no chance at the beginning and said to himself that it will die on its own. I think he under-estimated it.
     
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    As crazy and populist as it was, the Vote Rory campaign was the only thing that resembled excitement during the NHL All Star Week. The NHL didn't realise it had the chance to capitalise on the media exposure and make a buck.
     
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    In interviews he came across as self-effacing and bemused.
     
  19. Big Phil

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    I can remember him encouraging the players to vote for him in an interview. Hey if he made it in '07 forget about Peter Buzek ('00) or Keith Primeau being the worst players to ever play in an all-star game in a certain year
     
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    Nah, he's better than Peter Buzek...
     
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    Nobody cared because conspiracy theories are rarely taken seriously.
     
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    The media didn't cover the Iraq situation well and that is not complex. How are they going to handle fancy things like the internet and counting?
     

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