December 16, 2009, - 1:15 pm

Another Network Green Stunt: Extra Stupid Propaganda Network

By Debbie Schlussel

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.

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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.

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5 Responses

I find myself watching ESPN less and less these days except for Monday Night Football.

Remember, also, they hired the repugnant Robin Roberts and Keith Olbermann who I think is a total loon.

Not to mention, they have the equally loathsome Mike Lupica and Mitch Albom on all the time on Sports Reporters.

And, as you said Debbie and has been widely reported on Deadspin.com, there have been numerous reports of the sexual shenanigans that have gone there.

If Fox News can conquer CNN why can’t they start a sports channel to topple ESPN?

JW: There’s FOX Sports Net, which never succeeded in toppling ESPN and, instead, focused on a regional programming model. DS

Jeff_W on December 16, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Debbie, I do watch Fox Sports for the Nashville Predators hockey games. I think it’s called Fox Sports Tennessee here (and probably elsewhere with the local state name inserted).

    It will take years, but I think Fox could eventually give them serious competition if they really wanted.

    Oh, and one other example, ESPN is the hypocrites who banned Jason Whitlock, too.

    I hate it when sports is mixed with politics.

    Jeff_W on December 17, 2009 at 8:45 am

Debbie and Rush can both tell you the sports journalist world is overwhelmingly liberal. They care less about sports than using it as vehicle to ram their agenda down our throats. Never mind the mixing up of sports and politics to peddle a scam turns off over half of the country. They’ll do it anyway – because they can get away with it.

NormanF on December 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm

ESPN is just another bloated, do as I say, not as I do, corporate giant pandering to morons. Thanks to DS for throwing the bullshit flag.

Bonzer Wolf on December 16, 2009 at 5:15 pm

This is the network that gave Keith Olberman his national break.

CaliforniaScreaming on December 16, 2009 at 9:25 pm

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