Thursday, February 15, 2007

Media Monopoly

Former NBA star Tim Hardaway "hates gay people." 95% of NBA nods heads in silent agreement.

How to start a media shitstorm? Follow these steps...

From Deadspin.Com:

1) ESPN publishes a book in which a gay former player comes out of the closet.
2) ESPN personalities all jump on this self-created "story" to publicly express that they are indeed tolerant.
3) ESPN personalities ask every living athlete about their thoughts on gay players hoping that...
4) An ESPN personality finally catches a former athlete, who's not up on the latest tolerance talking points.
5) ESPN runs non-stop coverage of said comments.
6) ESPN personalities get to go on camera once again and say how much they're against hate.


Blogger Lunatic Biker said...

My generation of our family is the only one to not fight in a war. Men like my father and uncles served their country to insure the freedoms we all enjoy. Freedom of speech, even for assholes. I really don't give a shit what Tim Hardaway has to say about anything. But you're right, Tuff, this thing had all the ingredients for controversy.

Thu Feb 15, 07:43:00 PM 2007

Blogger Tuffy said...

I'm just amazed at how incestuous ESPN is. Ever watch/listen to them? When there's a story to cover, they have their own reporters. When they need an expert's insight, they have their own.

The only people they interview not collecting an ESPN paycheck are the athletes themselves.

And where do many of them end up? Behind an ESPN desk...

Thu Feb 15, 08:40:00 PM 2007


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