Among the invented sanctimonious crap on their web page at the moment are these:
- "Many have misread the mood of the nation on Barry Bonds' historic home run chase -- in more ways than one. Jayson Stark."
How can you sell yourself like this Stark, et al.? First, you don't get to judge the mood of the nation. Second, you don't get to judge if anyone else misread a mood if there even was one. Third, you don't get to create news out of thin air. No one cares about Bonds except ESPN.
- Next, ESPN TRIES TO INVENT MORE NEWS BY CONCOCTING A "POLL" AND TELLING YOU THE "POLL" IS THE NEWS. BEST--THE NY TIMES JUST FAILED AT TRYING TO DIG UP A RACISM STORY IN SPORTS A FEW DAYS AGO, BUT NO MATTER. ESPN MUST BE DESPERATE FOR RATINGS.
• "Poll: Whites, blacks differ on Bonds
." Right into the toilet ESPN.
- AND FINALLY, A NICE BIG PICTURE OF MARIANO RIVERA ALONE, HEAD DOWN, DEFEATED. THIS IS SUNDAY NIGHT MAY 6, 2007. BUT THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO DIMINISH RIVERA NEVER ENDS. AFTER BOB NIGHTENGALE'S MISLEADING ARTICLE ABOUT RIVERA DOMINATED THE HEADLINES FOR A FEW DAYS, NOW ESPN PICKS UP THE TORCH VIA TIM KURKJIAN, SHOWING YOU WHAT A PATHETIC FIGURE RIVERA AND RIVERA ALONE IS. THIS IS ALL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL SEE. NOT THAT RIVERA MORE RECENTLY GOT ANOTHER 2 SAVES IN ONE DAY FOR THE 5TH TIME IN HIS CAREER.
Will the "Fairness Doctrine" apply to ESPN as it will to regular news and talk stations? Vince Doria will probably puke. I'll ask Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-NY who's working on the issue.
- HOW ARE THOSE BOOK SALES GOING, KURKJIAN? GLAD TO HEAR YOUR BOOK IS FULL OF REFERENCES TO YOUR SELF-DESCRIBED FAVORITE PLAYER, RIPKEN. NOBODY SHOULD BUY IT UNLESS THEY WANT TO BE BORED TO DEATH.
- MORE: I just tuned to ESPN radio, 1:45AM Monday morning 5/7, and they're copying the website's content--it'll complete the cultural transformation of the nation's 'MOOD'. IE-They're interviewing a black MLB.com writer to discuss racial implications and his "feelings" about Barry, and WHAT DOES HE THINK ABOUT THE (PHONY) ABC/ESPN RACE POLL? I kid you not.
P.S. Hey, Disney/Espn, you say the nation has a mood, you know what it is and we don't. OK, how does this fit with your "mood?" Today one of your guys, Al Sharpie Sharpton, champion of tolerance and diversity much like yourselves, said this (quoted in the NY Times) in a debate:
- "“As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyway, so don’t worry, that’s a temporary situation.”"
- Are you going to do a new "POLL" to revise your last pathetic racial poll which you tried to disguise as news? I didn't think so.Quote from The NY Times, 5/7/07, "Hitchens, Sharpton and Faith," by Sewell Chan