Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Guest mz.

Why does ESPN refuse to cover the Roeth.lisberger mess when every other major media outlet will?

Recommended Posts

Guest mz.

This is very, very strange.

 

Does anyone have any explanation, as I cannot come up with one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This is very, very strange.

 

Does anyone have any explanation, as I cannot come up with one.

 

 

 

Some have said it may have something to do with the fact he is scheduled to be on Shaq's ABC Reality show (as I'm sure you know ABC owns ESPN). Also, he was featured on the ESPYs as well (which I didn't watch so I'm not sure if it's true).

 

 

I don't know if that's why but I agree it's awfully strange.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest mz.

I thought of the ESPY connection, but that was in the past, so I doubt it was much pf a factor, if at all.

 

The future Shaq-show-on-ABC-featuring-Ben connection feels exactly right.

 

Filthy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They should cover the story - if it were somebody not appearing on their ABC show with Shaq, they'd have already had lead in stories.

 

But I will say this - and I rarely pull this card - if he were black? Forget about it. All over the news.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exact same thing happend with Isiah Thomas last year and they turned it into a major story so race probably plays a role.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Exact same thing happend with Isiah Thomas last year and they turned it into a major story so race probably plays a role.

 

Yeah but Zeke was always a little shithead who had the masses fooled that he was some sort of class act. His antics finally caught up to him. Ben doesn't really have a track record yet of being a toolbox is all I can guess. I don't think race has that much to do with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest mz.

Here's ESPN's explanation, fellas...

 

ESPN explains position on Roethlis.berger

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 22, 2009 10:48 PM ET

 

Wednesday night, we noted that ESPN has finally decided to start covering the Ben Roeth.lisberger civil case.

 

Now the network wants to explain their decision. ESPN spokesman Bill Hofheimer sent PFT a statement Wednesday night detailing the network's position.

 

"Based on the sensitive nature of the story and other factors we mentioned, we initially exercised caution and did not report it," the statement reads.

 

"Since then, we've been observing how the story has progressed, monitoring other news outlets, and doing our own reporting. We decided to report the story tonight."

 

The hot button issue has inspired more than 850 comments in less than three hours on ESPN's AP article about Roethlis.berger, most of which aren't worldwide leader friendly.

 

The network says they aren't just caving to public pressure, but made the decision because they feel "it is the right thing to do."

 

We wondered earlier what changed Wednesday night and Hofheimer has an answer.

 

"It is not one specific thing. The criminal news today is part of the ongoing evolution of the story we've been monitoring. We will lead our reports tonight about this with that news, that there will be no criminal investigation into the allegations."

 

In a PFT first, our fearless leader Mr. Florio requested to be quoted with his response. From a Green Day concert.

 

"They are twisting the facts," Florio writes. "The story is not that there will be no investigation. Its that there won't be one absent a criminal complaint"

 

via here

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The police are waiting on Linda Tripp to produce the dress. :P

 

 

 

Who knows maybe Art Rooney's sons the ones that own the casinos have some input on this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"They are twisting the facts," Florio writes. "The story is not that there will be no investigation. Its that there won't be one absent a criminal complaint"

 

Make a note of this for all women!!!!

 

Even though i 'dislike'; steeler 'nation' DNA is a bonus when trying to convince a jury.

 

The photo's shown of this gal are not that great, i hope that does not influence our opinions.(She sounds like a wack job though)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Because they are dealing with the Erin Andrews naked peep hole video. Hot...

 

 

Call me a perv but where is the damn link?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×