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Big Ten Network and the Freeh Report

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dick Whitman, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    BTN apparently did not show the report. It's behind a paywall, but they told David Haugh that they are "not a news network."

    There are no words.

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Anybody who is shocked or outraged by this hasn't been paying attention.

    Of course the BTN isn't a news organization. It never has been. Why would it start now?
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Haugh made a good point - they were a news organization when Ohio State was introducing Urban Meyer.

    I understand that it's not a news network, but this is akin to MLB Network ignoring a failed drug test. When huge news breaks, you still have to report on it or be there, or what good are you?
  4. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    What are you? Seriously? You are a good fan boi network. That's what the people want.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    They're getting their cues from their minority owner. They're a news organization when they want to be and they're an entertainment organization the rest of the time.
  6. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    BTN apparently having a show at 9 p.m. (ET) today. Only one day later.
  7. The personification of Bubbler's whorehouse piano player.
  8. SixToe

    SixToe Well-Known Member

    If the B10N admits it is not a news network then would that make its "reporters" merely fans?

    If they are fans then they should not be considered journalists and should not be credentialed or considered as such.

    Can't have it both ways. I know they're run by the league, but still.
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The homer reporters get credentials, so why punish the network?
  10. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known Member

    Why can't they have it both ways? Schools are allowed to credential whoever the like to cover games. What incentive would a school have to ban the Big Ten Network, other than avoiding self-righteous posts on a message board for sports journalists?
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Big Ten Network makes my skin crawl.
  12. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The only thing I ever watch on it are the old football season highlight films in black and white.
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