I'll be the first to admit that this entire saga has been handled in a childish manner by Spurrier. But for all the brouhaha about journalistic integrity with regards to free press and objective opinions (which I am all for), the 'press' side continues to ignore the aspects of journalistic integrity that include proper fact checking and source reliability. Though most of Morris' pieces are opinion columns (which typically, by definition, require neither), the piece that Spurrier chose to use as the lightning rod was loose with the facts. Call Spurrier a whiner all you want, but he was smart enough to wait until he had a legitimate item to blow up.
This website is quick to call Spurrier a baby (and fairly so), and quick to defend the field of journalism (why of course), but has been a bit silent on holding Morris' feet to the fire with regards to the truth. On many other topics (realignment anyone?) this site is quick to condemn sloppy journalism, but I've missed that same standard on this Spurrier/Morris/State paper thing (forgive me if I missed an article or statement to the contrary somewhere. I will admit that sometimes my garnet glasses filter such things out).