NFL insider Peter King is such an institution with Sports Illustrated and NBC’s Football Night in America, it’s easy to forget he’s a fiercely competitive reporter who cares as much about his scoops as Jay Glazer of Fox, Adam Schefter of ESPN or Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The founder of The Monday Morning Quarterback with Peter King brutally schooled Bleacher Report on journalistic ethics after Bleacher Report tweeted one of his quotes from an exclusive interview with Tom Brady — without attribution to King or MMQB.SI.com.
King called Bleacher Report “despicable” via Twitter on Monday. He successfully pounded home his point until Bleacher Report issued a mea culpa.
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