The New England Patriots have never really lived down their shady reputation after spygate in 2007. That rules were broken was undeniable – same now with deflategate – as the NFL investigates how 11 of 12 footballs used in Sunday’s game mysteriously lost pressure. Now the question is, will the media get inflated or deflated by the latest gate.

Dan Kennedy teaches journalism at Northeastern University.

Joanna Weissis a Boston Globe columnist.

Jon Keller is a political analyst at WBZ.

Justin Ellis is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab.