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The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:37 pm

This isn't surprising news by any means, but Deadspin captured this pretty perfectly:

http://deadspin.com/how-espn-manufactur ... 1185400028
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby OldDawg » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:12 pm

skatingtripods wrote:This isn't surprising news by any means, but Deadspin captured this pretty perfectly:

http://deadspin.com/how-espn-manufactur ... 1185400028


Wow.

Like trying to find a story about the still-mounting story of Benghazi, IRS-gate, the massive pitfalls and lies behind Obamacare, Obama's Red line and No-balls stance on Syria, the "where's Samantha Powers on her 19th day as US Ambassador to the UN when the Syrian crisis is elevating" story, or any mention that Filner is a democrat on CNN or any of the other liberal news outlets.

Just like the disappearing NFL-head-injury story. Dang phony scandals.

Sorry. The freaking media just creates their own darn "truth" these days. Agenda-based reporting. Whatever happened to journalistic integrity. Neutral reporting. Ugh.
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby mattvan1 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:10 pm

OldDawg wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:This isn't surprising news by any means, but Deadspin captured this pretty perfectly:

http://deadspin.com/how-espn-manufactur ... 1185400028


Wow.

Like trying to find a story about the still-mounting story of Benghazi, IRS-gate, the massive pitfalls and lies behind Obamacare, Obama's Red line and No-balls stance on Syria, the "where's Samantha Powers on her 19th day as US Ambassador to the UN when the Syrian crisis is elevating" story, or any mention that Filner is a democrat on CNN or any of the other liberal news outlets.

Just like the disappearing NFL-head-injury story. Dang phony scandals.

Sorry. The freaking media just creates their own darn "truth" these days. Agenda-based reporting. Whatever happened to journalistic integrity. Neutral reporting. Ugh.


Uh, you do know what the "E" in ESPN stands for, right? Other than OTL and maybe a 30 for 30 here and there they are nothing more than "The Little Mermaid" for adolescent sports fans.
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby jerryroche » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:36 am

Blame everything on 24-hour sports--and 24-hour news is almost as bad. There's no such thing as a "slow news day" any more. When you run out of news, you get somebody who's supposed to be an expert, ask stupid questions until you get a good quote, and run with it. Prod, provoke, piss off. Opinion as news. Weak. Very weak.

And it's the best reason I haven't watched ESPN for a couple years now. (The best reason, but not the only reason. I could name you at least a dozen more, starting with Hit'n'Miss Berman.)
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby skatingtripods » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:36 am

jerryroche wrote:(The best reason, but not the only reason. I could name you at least a dozen more, starting with Hit'n'Miss Berman.)


Which is an appropriate time to post this fantastic article from The Onion:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/nate-s ... ead,33610/
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby Hikohadon » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:24 pm

ESPN is to be watched only if a live sporting event is on. And if Jon Gruden is talking, then with the volume off.
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby jb » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:28 pm

A post advocating one ounce of give a damn about intervention in Syria calling something else stupid makes as much sense as sending a box of Omaha steaks to Alicia Silverstone.
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby justmebd » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:10 pm

jb wrote:A post advocating one ounce of give a damn about intervention in Syria calling something else stupid makes as much sense as sending a box of Omaha steaks to Alicia Silverstone.

I'd just send her some of my pork loin. Amirite? Amirite? :nanner:
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby OldDawg » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:11 pm

jb wrote:A post advocating one ounce of give a damn about intervention in Syria calling something else stupid makes as much sense as sending a box of Omaha steaks to Alicia Silverstone.

The point was less about your stance on Syria, but more about talking tough and "drawing a red line" and then completely backing down from it. The guy just says whatever he wants to say. It doesn't have to be true. He doesn't even have to mean it. And the secondary point (which was the point relative to the thread) is that the "mainstream liberal media" seems to completely ignore any shortcomings / lies / misdeeds of the POTUS or any of his policies. Its amazing what the media refuses to report as news. Amazing.
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby Hikohadon » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:16 am

OldDawg wrote:
jb wrote:A post advocating one ounce of give a damn about intervention in Syria calling something else stupid makes as much sense as sending a box of Omaha steaks to Alicia Silverstone.

The point was less about your stance on Syria, but more about talking tough and "drawing a red line" and then completely backing down from it. The guy just says whatever he wants to say. It doesn't have to be true. He doesn't even have to mean it. And the secondary point (which was the point relative to the thread) is that the "mainstream liberal media" seems to completely ignore any shortcomings / lies / misdeeds of the POTUS or any of his policies. Its amazing what the media refuses to report as news. Amazing.


I think you've mistaken what forum this thread is in.
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby scrambler » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:00 am

In the end there is nothing out of range that Jaworski said. Kaepernick "may" become the greatest to ever play. Of couse me "may" , he also "may not". He's a tall man who runs like a deer and has a howitzer arm. He has a skill set who took a team to a super bowl his first half season as a starter. He did what Tom Brady did except Brady won his first Super Bowl appearance where Kaepernick lost. People would have laughed if someone after that season said Brady "may" become the best ever. Brady may not be that, but he's way up there nonetheless. This is what life is now...people say something and it's news....it's the 24 hour cycle now. I'm not sure what world Old Dawg lives in. Mainstream media is ultra conservative and Obama is the most conservative president in our history by astronomical margins, it's not even worth debating any longer.
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:40 am

Hikohadon wrote:
OldDawg wrote:
jb wrote:A post advocating one ounce of give a damn about intervention in Syria calling something else stupid makes as much sense as sending a box of Omaha steaks to Alicia Silverstone.

The point was less about your stance on Syria, but more about talking tough and "drawing a red line" and then completely backing down from it. The guy just says whatever he wants to say. It doesn't have to be true. He doesn't even have to mean it. And the secondary point (which was the point relative to the thread) is that the "mainstream liberal media" seems to completely ignore any shortcomings / lies / misdeeds of the POTUS or any of his policies. Its amazing what the media refuses to report as news. Amazing.


I think you've mistaken what forum this thread is in.


Wait, isn't this the ESPN Refuses To Tell Us That Some Creepy Weirdo Who Used To Be A Mayor In A City Way Out West Is A Democrat JUST LIKE OBAMER Please Discuss Because It's Relevant forum?

You're clearly a socialist, Hiko.
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:38 am

People who advocated taking Geno Smith with our first pick shouldn't be permitted to have opinions...

Right mother? : )
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:13 pm

Fire Marshall Bill 2.0 wrote:People who advocated taking Geno Smith with our first pick shouldn't be permitted to have opinions...

Right mother? : )


That is absolutely correct.*



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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby OldDawg » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:25 pm

Hikohadon wrote:I think you've mistaken what forum this thread is in.

Agreed. Got carried away. I even was thinking what you say ^^ here as I was typing it. My correlation was that ESPN, like other news outlets out of the sporting world, are reporting only news that is convenient to them. My rage over said topic got the best of me. Humble apologies.
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Re: The ESPN Spin Cycle

Unread postby Hikohadon » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:21 pm

OldDawg wrote:
Hikohadon wrote:I think you've mistaken what forum this thread is in.

Agreed. Got carried away. I even was thinking what you say ^^ here as I was typing it. My correlation was that ESPN, like other news outlets out of the sporting world, are reporting only news that is convenient to them. My rage over said topic got the best of me. Humble apologies.


I would totally agree that ESPN is one of many outlets that is indicative of the complete degradation and partisan (if you're not for X, then you must be for Y) rambling that has swallowed today's media and shat it out.

There are so many sources now that the sources feel the need to compete against each other (ie drum up talking points and manufacture news and take ludicrous positions to generate hits) rather than try to be the best they can be at what they cover.

And probably not without reason - logic and even-handedness doesn't lend itself to internet traffic.
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