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For ESPN, Entertainment Comes Before Sports.

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Not since Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox accidentally swore on the air has anyone said anything even remotely interesting in a live interview during a Baseball game. So why do ESPN (and Fox) subject viewers to such unnecessary drivel?

It’s the same lightweight banter that we encounter with nearly every postgame interview. Like any good trial attorney, the announcer will never ask a question if they don’t already know what the answer will be.

But unlike the postgame interview, we can’t change the channel (or turn the TV off) for fear of missing something, since the game is being played even as they present the interview.

Of course, thanks to Bobby Cox, the interview is usually now recorded between innings and broadcast several minutes later–while we’re trying to concentrate on the action on the field.

It just serves to remind us that, for ESPN, Entertainment comes before Sports.

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July 31, 2017 at 7:19 am

CNN: No Comment Regarding Imran Awan News Blackout

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Search CNN.com for the phrase “Russian Meddling” and CNN will be happy to present you with dozens of recent news articles they have produced about Russia’s alleged “election hacking”.

Search CNN.com for the phrase “Imran Awan” and CNN will be happy to present you with… Nothing.

24 hours after House Democrats’ IT staffer Imran Awan was apprehended on bank fraud charges while trying to flee the country, CNN tells its readers and viewers, “Move along, nothing here to see…”

As of 8:30 am ET Wednesday, CNN had not yet produced a single report on the arrest. CNN representatives refused  to respond to widespread public allegations of an internal ban on reporting the story, which has far-reaching implications for the Democratic party. Awan was employed by former Democratic National Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

 

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July 26, 2017 at 7:42 am

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What does WSOC-TV have against veterans?

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In an article entitled, “Police: 86-year-old vet charged with child sex crimes”, WSOC TV in Charlotte reports:

    “An 86-year-old Gastonia veteran is accused of indecent liberties with a 13-year-old girl.”

Why did WSOC point out–in their headline, no less–that the alleged pervert is a veteran?

What purpose could this possibly serve, other than to smear veterans as a whole?

 

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April 23, 2015 at 7:41 am

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Al Gore Sells Current TV to Islamic News Network

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Yahoo News reports that former Democratic VP Al Gore has sold his struggling Current TV channel to Islamic news network Al-Jazeera:

The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shared Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”

But Time Warner Cable refuses to be a party to The Two Als’ effort to spread anti-American propaganda:

The deal suffered an immediate casualty as Time Warner Cable Inc., the nation’s second-largest cable TV operator, announced it would drop Current TV due to the deal… “Our agreement with Current has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service. We are removing the service as quickly as possible,” the company said in a statement.

And “anti-American propaganda” is certainly the right term for it:

Dave Marash, a former “Nightline” reporter who worked for Al-Jazeera in Washington, said he left the network in 2008 in part because he sensed an anti-American bias there.

As a capitalist, I support Mr. Gore’s right to add to his $100 million net worth.

As an American, I’m ashamed of him for doing it this way.

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January 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

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Have you no decency, Mr. Costas?

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Bob Costas shamed himself and NBC Sunday, using tragedy—and an NFL television broadcast—to promote his views on gun control:

NBC broadcaster Bob Costas used his halftime segment on “Sunday Night Football” to advocate for gun control following this weekend’s murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, causing an immediate debate on social media.

Have you no decency, Mr. Costas?

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December 3, 2012 at 8:44 am

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Follow the Money: Ed Schultz

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Left-wing MSNBC and radio commentator Ed Schultz was paid nearly $200,000 in 2011 by the Communications Workers of America union. Jack Coleman reports:

Worth noting is that Schultz’s cable program on MSNBC, “The Ed Show,” debuted in April 2009 — and that union payments to Schultz nearly doubled from a year earlier….

All told, Schultz has been paid $337,490 by unions in the last seven years, according to the Labor Department. These same records show no payments from unions to Schultz between fiscal years 2000 to 2004 — before Schultz became such a passionate advocate for unions over the airwaves.

It’s a pretty good deal for MSNBC: We’ll produce and air programming to attack your conservative enemies if you agree to help pay for “the talent”.

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March 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

Why Is CNN Not Reporting On The Longshoremen’s Union’s Violent Protest?

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The Associated Press reports:

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.

The New York Times adds:

Later in the day, more than 1,000 other longshoremen shut down the ports of Seattle and Tacoma by not coming to work.

So why has CNN not reported on this?

CNN does not have even one story on their entire website about this violent incident, 48 hours after it occurred.

Articles on CNN.com about Michele Bachmann, this week: 483

Articles on CNN.com about Rick Perry, this week: 839

Articles on CNN.com about the Tea Party, this week: 11,100

Articles on CNN.com about the longshoremen’s union’s violent protest, this week: 0

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September 10, 2011 at 8:33 am

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