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ESPN's double standard

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by beardown, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. beardown

    beardown Member

    Seems ESPN doesn't have a problem throwing stones at Kelly Tilghman (deserved) but you can bet there's no Outside the Lines episode on Dana Jacobson's hate speech. Makes it real tough not to see the hypocritical nature of the WWL

    From the Christian Defense Coalition:
    "So, at ESPN an employee using the term 'F--k Jesus' or a similar expression in the workplace does not merit discipline or suspension. As we have said all along, if Ms. Jacobson had said 'F--k Mohammed,' or used the 'N' word or the term 'fa--ot' in the workplace, she would have been fired immediately.
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Makes you wonder... Tirico got suspended for three months for harassment. If another anchor at the time had tried this same thing would he have been fired?
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    wasn't Jacobson suspended?

    I wish the media watchdogs would focus on some of the stuff that gets said on-air on some radio shows.

    Quite an impressive crew for the ALL-ESPN Disciplinary Team: Jacobsen, Tirico, Reynolds, Gary Miller, who am I forgetting?
  4. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    They also addressed Jacobsen on the SportsCenters I saw that next day.

  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    How did you miss the eight-page thread on this topic?
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    (A) She was suspended, and (B) she wasn't in the workplace.

    Good to see you're on top of the situation, oh persecuted one.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Oh, it's not just ESPN that has the double standard. If you look at the other thread, a statement that is remarkably offensive (made by an idiot swilling vodka) was compared to the comedy of Sarah Silverman. Shortly thereafter, we get the "Jeebus" references, the priests-are-pedophiles shots, and the "what's the big deal" crowd.
  8. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    ESPN has long reeked of bias and hypocracy. As long as they continue to shove Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning down my throat, I will not play.
  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Media watchdogs focus on nothing useful. Ever. Yet. Does Poynter ever get really pissed off? Or does it just gently point, and let the course of business continue?

    That's next though. the Internet will give rise to media critiques like nobody can imagine in the next decade.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I would say appearing at an ESPN Roast for ESPN talent would qualify as the workplace.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    She made a drunken idiot of herself and those pictures will live forever. Lucky her.

    I'm not going to fault ESPN for not turning it into a Bob Ley-moderated town hall meeting.
  12. txscoop

    txscoop Member

    What did Gary Miller do??
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