Did you watch the magic?
You know the magic I’m talking about: The magic that’s performed on Friday, taped, then replayed on Sunday?
Yep, I’m talking about the journalistic debacle that is ESPN’s ESPY awards.
There is a certain point where one has to stop harping on one person’s (or network’s) downfall(s).
That day is not today.
The ESPYs are everything that is wrong with ESPN. A supposedly independent “news” channel handing out awards to the very subjects it covers.
To start off the night, host Jimmy Kimmel made a joke about embattled Tennessee Titan Pacman Jones. Before you think I’m defending Pacman, hear me out.
How awkward would it be if Charles Gibson made a joke about President Bush at a public gala? All hell would be raised about how ABC News isn’t objective in its coverage of the White House.
A similar outrage occurred when Fox News tried to sponsor a Democratic presidential debate earlier this year.
Granted, sports are not necessarily news. They aren’t battles, they aren’t war. But ESPN claims it’s a network of sports journalists…so why don’t they act like it?