Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mulligan Reprieve (Leach)

Here's my vote for the 2010 Edwin R Murrow Award.

A great summation of the debacle of retardation with ESPN's propaganda with the Mike Leach firing (albeit a month later).

Three sides to every story
ESPN's Alamo Bowl treatment of Mike Leach controversy more biased than balanced
Don Ohlmeyer

Some highlights;

According to ESPN, the Leach story overall generated more complaints to the network than any other topic in the past year (nearly 1,700 calls or e-mails...)

Opinion was stated as fact.

A basic flaw in ESPN's presentation was the premise that Adam James was an innocent bystander.

...the logical question became why James, and why now? Actions don't happen in a vacuum. There was a backstory, at least according to Leach. The broadcast team was aware of it and basically ignored it.

it appears that ESPN spent approximately 28 minutes of the broadcast discussing the controversy


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