KMBC's Dwayne Bowe Report Not Looking Good

Yesterday, a still unknown cameraman for KMBC 9 News "broke" the story that Dwayne Bowe reached an agreement with the Kansas City Chiefs. We wrote about that yesterday, pointing out a number of inconsistencies and why I didn't think everything quite matched up.

Since then, a couple of national folks have refuted the report. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk cites a source saying it's "not true" and Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com said that any reports of Bowe on the verge of signing his franchise tender are "incorrect". ESPN's Chris Mortensen also questioned it.

The KMBC.com report has been tweaked a little bit since yesterday.

The copy no longer says Bowe "reached an agreement" with the team. It's "he will be ending his holdout" which, if you wanna play a game of semantics, means they can't be wrong. Because he will be ending his holdout...eventually.

Also missing from the story is the multiple sources. The initial report was sources, as in plural. Karen Kornacki's live report yesterday was "unnamed sources". The multiple sources angle is something I pointed out yesterday. I see now it's just "a source" on the website.

There's still no byline on the story, but Kornacki read the report live on the air last night so I guess it's hers. Or the cameraman. Whose name I still don't know.

Because this story was tracked via social media yesterday -- see the details here -- people will soon start crapping all over Twitter, saying this is the problem with social media.

But it's not. In fact, social media is the only part of this who got the story accurate. Dwayne Bowe was on a flight from Atlanta and did land in Kansas City. Those were facts. It was KMBC who took it a step further by reporting something as fact that, as of now, doesn't appear to be accurate.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker