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ESPN: No tweeting about sports for 48 hours

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Versatile, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member


    In brief: ESPN leadership has decided that staff members should not tweet about sports beyond breaking news until noon Sunday because of the tragedy in Connecticut.
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Bristol is about 30 miles from Newtown. Too close to home.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I think this is a good idea, because of the format.

    Until everyone kind of caught wind of Newtown this afternoon, it was odd to read Tweets about the Michael Bourn or Nick Swisher sweepstakes interspersed among updates from Connecticut.

    YGBFKM Guest

    This makes up for Rob Parker.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I'm all for less tweeting of everything, but WTF do ESPN's sports tweets have to do with the shooting? People won't talk about RG3's injury status because of this?

    I think it's just as likely they issued the ban in order to quell the Parker situation.
  6. the_lorax

    the_lorax Member

    Also happens to end just in time for NFL Sunday.
  7. champ_kind

    champ_kind Well-Known Member

    "Also happens to end just in time for NFL Sunday."

    Yes, but they're not calling it Showdown Sunday anymore. Huge sacrifice
  8. ringer

    ringer Active Member

    Did they do that after the shootings at Virginia Tech or Aurora, Colorado ... or even at the Oregon mall this week?

    If not, then it seems odd to make policy by cherry picking your tragedies.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure they didn't.

    This is just grandstanding on ESPN's part.
  10. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Cherrypicking indeed. Just like Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, etc., holding a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims, but we don't hear a peep out of them when the Gulf Coast is ravaged by a hurricane.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    How fortunate for them that they can end the moratorium just in time for the glorious NFL on Sunday.
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

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