Let’s say it was ESPN, not NBC, that didn’t air an entire exclusive interview with Jerry Sandusky. Let’s say it was ESPN, not NBC, that edited out a riveting quote in which the alleged sexual predator says, “I didn’t go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I’ve helped.”
Do you think there would be more uproar?
I think we all know the answer. Everyone loves to dump on ESPN.
NBC, though, seems to be mostly getting a free pass for not airing such an important interview in its entirety on at least one of its platforms. CNN’s Anderson Cooper did speak out. He knocked NBC on his show last night, wondering how the network edited out Sandusky’s quote. In Chicago, the Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley slammed the network.
There were others, but not an avalanche to be sure. Meanwhile, on Twitter, … Continue Reading
It wasn’t the New York Times, Sports Illustrated or even a local newspaper in Arkansas which broke the story that led to the downfall of Bobby Petrino. Nope, it was a somebody who goes by the handle of “Hoggrad” who first started to mention that the coach had an accident with his motorcycle on Woopig.net, an unofficial site that covers the Razorbacks.
Terrance Moore, writing for CNN, says journalism has come a long way from the days of Walter Cronkite. He writes that new media definitely accelerates the process in these cases.
Moore quotes Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich:
“All of this (instant reporting of scandal) in regards to how it relates to the electronic media has certainly heightened the information and interest and lessened tolerance…(Electronic media) certainly has sped up the process. Before, it may have taken a
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