A couple weeks ago, 60 Minutes featured a piece on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It seemed to paint him a positive light. Rodgers, however, was not happy with it.
The primary point of contention appears to be that the venerable news magazine painted Rodgers as someone who’s overly sensitive. Receiver Greg Jennings even spoke to Rodgers’ sensitivity during the segment. So Rodgers came out and trashed the piece after it aired.
Not content to leave well enough alone, Rodgers also decided to trash 60 Minutes when he spoke to the Detroit media this week, saying the segment was “cut for their purposes, their agenda.”
We’re not sure what 60 Minutes‘ “agenda” is, but we’ve never known the show — which has been around since 1968 — as a smear factory. In fact, it features some of the best reporting on television year after year.
So although we love Aaron, he might just be being a little overly sensitive about this one. After his latest statement about the show, 60 Minutes released their own statement.
“Aaron Rodgers was never taken out of context and most anybody portrayed as he was on ‘60 Minutes’ would have been flattered by the story,” CBS News chairman and executive producer Jeff Fager said in a statement to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It was fair and accurate and it was obvious we got it right when we reported that he tends to be overly sensitive.”
The transcript of the show was also released and seems to support the claim that Rodgers has nothing to be angry about.
But he is. So the next time the Packers face Morley Safer & Co. on the gridiron, look out!