State Media Accountability: Rachel Baribeau

Ever read Rachel Baribeau on Tide Sports Extra, the paid site for the Tuscaloosa News?

Here was her Tweet after last night’s game:

“Wow. Wow! Stop reading If you r a Bama fan but 4-6 ( hehe) years @ AU qualifies me 2 say..war eagle. Tomorrow we r back 2 business. promise!”

The lovely Baribeau is a reporter for the Tuscaloosa News, and often appears on the Cecil Hurt Show on Tide Sports Extra.

Can you imagine Charles Goldberg, Phillip Marshall, or another Auburn crony tweeting a similar message after Bama beat Texas last season? And yet, the state media continues to be allowed to pander to the Tigers, whether they are 7-5 or 14-0.

The question is, will this affect your willingness to read or listen to her now, knowing that she’s a barner?