Stephen A. Smith is known for his outspoken nature and has made some controversial comments, so his recent remarks about journalism have caused a stir. He defended Pat McAfee for allowing Aaron Rodgers to make baseless allegations against Jimmy Kimmel. Smith stated that McAfee didn’t need to apologize, but many feel that media outlets have an obligation to correct false information. The situation is troubling because McAfee’s show has a big influence on its viewers and the misinformation spread can have real-world consequences. Overall, this incident calls into question the responsibility of media outlets and the role of journalists in today’s society.