The big reason I've migrated to this site from a certain other one whose name rhymes with "said it" is to get away from having to wade through the lowest common denominators to get to any sort of... productive discussion. One particularly common brainworm there, and also obviously in Twitter reply sections, is the apparent belief that not only do beat reporters like Lazar have a sort of quantum agenda that influences how they report (as in, they're trying to change the outcomes of stuff like camp battles by measuring them), but also that such efforts actually have any effect whatsoever on the decisions made by Belichick. There is, on top of that, the broader strange dynamics of the viewership of the Mac-Cam battle (the viewership, not the battle itself), including the racial component, the bizarre armchair "Director of Player Development"-ing (as in, for example, insistences that "there's no way Bill lets Mac play until after the Bucs game! His confidence!"), and that general thing that people do where they form one belief and then, because they already "know" that it must be true as they believe it to be true, start twisting all available information to conform to that belief. So, if a beat reporter reports something that goes against that belief, well, you can't really contest the report itself so you have to disregard the reporter instead.