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WFAN's Francesa Defends Rodriguez Interview, Says He Asked "Every Hard Question"
Published November 21, 2013
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TAKING THE EASY WAY OUT: In N.Y., Bob Raissman writes under the header, "Alex Rodriguez, Mike Francesa WFAN Interview Is A Pure Love Fest." Rodriguez "landed on the marshmallow Francesa provided, a feather bed befitting a featherweight interview." Francesa "had to be laughing inside." Raissman: "His 'kindness' wound up getting him access to a biggie, one that produced ratings and drove the competition a bit nuts." After the Rodriguez interview, a caller to Francesa said that MLB Network’s Ron Darling and Jon Heyman "were supporting" MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. Francesa "accused the two of doing what their employers ordered them to do." Heyman "dialed up WFAN." Francesa said that Heyman, who "does work for the station, had breaking news." Heyman told Francesa "no one tells him what to say, pointing out that he once defended Ryan Braun" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/21).