December 16, 2009, - 1:15 pm
A couple of years ago, I told you about NBC’s NFL broadcast and pre-game show doing a stupid “green” stunt. The fact is, as I noted then, the most “green” and carbon-neutral thing they can do is to stop broadcasting, shut down completely, and go out of business. But they don’t want to do that. They just want you to.
And so it goes with ESPN. All of this is absurdity, and they won’t keep to it for every other college basketball game. But because they pull a stunt once, we’re supposed to cripple our lives, our businesses, our everything? Even liberal USA Today Sports on TV columnist Michael Hiestand sees the hypocrisy, given their next game venue:
ESPN plans “green” coverage of college basketball’s Michigan-Kansas game Saturday (noon ET), with production staffers renting hybrid cars and including reusable water bottles and rechargeable batteries in their gear. Good thing, given ESPN then covers a North Carolina-Texas basketball game in a venue not exactly devoted to energy conservation: the new Cowboys Stadium.
Hmmm . . . is ESPN going to demand that the stadium management turn off that energy-sucking giant video screen? don’t bet on it.
It’s not surprising that the network that gets punk’d into broadcasting fake sports reports also gets punk’d on fake environmental theories.
Oh, and by the way, don’t forget that ESPN is the network of firing Rush Limbaugh and calling people who didn’t vote for Barack Obama, “racist.” Yup, they’re green, as in the stuff up your nose and the color you turn when you’re sick.
This is the network of Steve Phillips and assorted others like him who can’t help themselves when it comes to crazy stalker paramour fellow employees. Maybe ESPN should worry more about its employees keeping their pants on, than lecturing its viewers on how much energy to use.
Tags: climate change, environmental hypocrisy, ESPN, global warming, Green, green stupidity, Hypocrisy