"For me, at this particular time, he’s got to be the footballer of the year in this country. I can’t think of anyone who’s done as well as him."
This is meant to be an exclusive. I shall recap the context of this so called 'exclusive', here we have a bent manager who is due in court for tax evasion ringing up a friendly Talksport hack to say that one of his players should be player of the year. Of note this is a manager who is notoriously friendly with the English press, routinely picking up the bar tabs for journalists in return for a favourable whitewashing of all Redknapp related news.
Garteh Bale's quality is irrelevant, despite having a good season with a handful of outstanding games he has a long way to go before he can be regarded as a consistent performer in the Premier League. The fact that Talksport choose to make an 'exclusive' out of a manager bigging up one of his own players is utterly pathetic, they are virtually advertising Gareth Bale for Tottenham and Harry Redknapp. This is truly journalism of the lowest gutter dwelling sort.
It would be interesting to know if the Talksport 'journalist/propaganda artist' Michael Wade has ever accepted any alcoholic gifts from a certain Tottenham manager, it is strange that Harry Redknapp can just make a phone call and this is then turned into an 'exclusive' story. To me it looks like old Harry has a very cosy, if not overtly corrupt, relationship with certain parts of the media; Harry feeds them some nice juicy morsels every now and again, while in return Harry gets a very easy ride the rest of the time.
Nothing else would explain a lot of the biased drivel we are subjected to my the likes of the dire Talksport on such an incessant basis. This is not objective journalism, it is utter rubbish. The fact that Gareth Bale was proclaimed as the best player in the world after one performance against a rather dodgy Inter side was part of the same story, the fact that Bale's routine theatrics and diving are ignored by the media is also part of the same. The cosy relationship Harry and others with the media enjoy is nothing short of a disgrace, the fact that the media pretend that they are being objective at the same time as indulging in this mutual back scratching context is beyond a disgrace.