I've finished sharpening my pitchfork.......
I'm a Rossi fan but that doesn't make him a god like figure, yes, he's had a bad year and there are new, strong riders rising through the ranks but that's what happens to all competitors, you get to the top until the next guy comes along.
I don't see his 8 seconds comment as whingeing, I read it as "if I didn't have a shoulder injury we would have been closer". Depends how you want to see it I suppose, he has always been ready to congratulate Jorge when he is beaten by him, what more do you want?
To compete at this level you have to expect the riders to have huge egos' and a great belief in themselves and no doubt they don't like admitting their mistakes. I suspect if they went about blaming themselves for every failure on the track they would be running last in a very short time.