Rodgers’s interviews are double covered
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers takes chances on the field, but when it comes to giving interviews, he prefers another approach. On Thursday, while speaking to “The Dan Le Batard Show,” Rodgers said he records all his media interviews.
“It’s something that I’ve been doing for a while now and I think it’s important to have that second recording, so if someone’s trying to take something you said out of context, you can go back and say, ‘Wait, wait, hold on!’ ” Rodgers said.
Rodgers said he got the idea after reading an interview with actress Natalie Portman. Likely, he is referring to a May 2015 sit-down the Oscar-winning actress had with reporter Richard Horgan for the Hollywood Reporter.
“She sits, ramrod straight, plunking her iPhone in the middle of the table and hitting ‘record’ before she has said a word, as if challenging me to quote her with razor-sharp accuracy — which, I must admit, casts a pall over our conversation,” Horgan wrote.
On Thursday, Rodgers discussed his recent appearance on “The $100,000 Pyramid” and appreciation for “South Park.” But his opinions of the media were a big part of the discussion.
“I just think there’s so much stuff on TV now and there’s just not a ton of content, so the littlest stories — i.e., a quote I had about a question that seems silly to me — becomes a talking point with five people at a table debating things and it just seems like the TV in our sport, and really across the board, has become people who can talk the loudest and talk nonsense and make the most ridiculous statements to try to grab viewership,” he said.
“Also in the same boat, it’s these clickbait headlines that really have nothing to do with the gist of the story, but if they can do something that just is on the fringe of what actually was said in the story to get the most clicks, well, that’s going to be the headline.”