ESPN Versus The New York Post
Apparently, the specter of Erin Andrews’ unauthorized video is going to tear the sports reporting world apart. See, for instance, the spat going on between The New York Post and ESPN, detailed beautifully be Deadspin. Here’s a quick catch-up: The Post posted pictures of the nefarious video, thankfully brought to light by Doug Sheckler (I say thankfully not because of a naked EA, but for all the content his post spawned. Nicely done, Doug, even if that wasn’t your intention.), and ESPN got pissed.
I mean really, really pissed.
So much so, they “‘decided to stop utilizing Post reporters on any of our outlets,’ ESPN’s senior VP of communications, Chris LaPlaca said.” Like any New Yorker worth their salt, the Post did not take ESPN’s admonishment lying down. In fact, they put their editorial cartoonist — Delonas — on the case and the result is what you see leading this post. Oh, and they had a written response for the Worldwide Leader as well.
NO one would have known that a sick voyeur had secretly videotaped ESPN reporter Erin Andrews nude in her hotel room, if the Mickey Mouse sports network hadn’t sent a letter to an obscure Web site demanding that it take down its link to a fuzzy video of an unidentified blonde.
Good times. And hey, at least we aren’t having to sit through miles and miles of Favre coverage this summer, thanks in large part to the criminal-minded videographer and Doug Sheckler’s machine-like posting skills — folks, he maintains three blogs on a daily basis, EpicCarnival.com, on205th.com, and the now-infamous NSFWPOA.com — a site that is exactly what the URL tells you it is.