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Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:24 pm

Eh..

I'm not a fan of ESPN although I have defended them in certain instances (ie I'm not too stupid to realize why the Yankees and Red Sox are often covered). This, however, is absolutely ridiculous and they really seem to be pushing the TMZ side of sports a little bit too much, ratings or not.
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Re: ESPN posts K-Rod text messages on front page

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:32 pm

I'm not sure why this is a problem. If someone only wants ESPN to report on game-related news (scores, stats, standings, injuries, etc), then all coverage of this incident (and others like it) would be viewed as bad. If someone wants ESPN to report on athletes outside of the game as well, then this seems like fair game. It's not even as if this is from some confidential source--not that that would matter--these were released by the DA's office.
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Re: ESPN posts K-Rod text messages on front page

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:38 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:I'm not sure why this is a problem. If someone only wants ESPN to report on game-related news (scores, stats, standings, injuries, etc), then all coverage of this incident (and others like it) would be viewed as bad. If someone wants ESPN to report on athletes outside of the game as well, then this seems like fair game. It's not even as if this is from some confidential source--not that that would matter--these were released by the DA's office.


I understand, it just seems so unnecessary. It's one thing to cover the actions that led to his suspension and what not, but to plaster the exact texts on the front page of the site seems like overkill in this instance and really plays into the idea that ESPN is slowly becoming more concerned about what happens off the field than on it.
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