ESPN passes on story about a certain ESPN reporter

ESPN has decided not to report on the Erin Andrews video story, not out of sympathy for one of its own - although there is plenty of that throughout the company this week - but because of a judgment on news value.

The network's statement:

"We debated it internally and feel that this is the appropriate thing to do. Despite the attention it's gotten, it comes down to a news value judgment. We didn''t see the news value to this story, particularly since it has no bearing on her role as an on-air reporter."

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TO MATT CERRONE OF METSBLOG:

Im so sick of these pepsi / verizon / whoever else cerrone is blowing these days / logos plastered all over the place. remember when he partnered with SNY and he was all “uuuhhhh i promise this is still matt cerrones metsblog and it wont turn into a big ad-infested waste site”? matt cerrone is a sellout. you had a good thing going, matt… now we have to look at a pepsi logo every time you put a game preview up? A pepsi logo thats bigger than the mets logo???

its like watching soccer on ESPN… taco bell logos all over the place, you cant even see the ball. Anywhere but the states, you have a screen with nothing on it but the action… once in a while they show the score, never a useless logo… its tacky, its bad design, and its shows that you could give a frick less about what you’re doing. SURE GUYS, THROW LOGOS ALL OVER, WHERE THEY HAVE NO PURPOSE BUT TO CLUTTER THE PAGE AND BRAINWASH MY READERS.

pathetic.

Neil,

Good thing you've made your position clear.

What happened to you?!

You're worse than the NYPOST.

And, as you know, that's not easy to do.

Congrats on your support of racist, sexist, ignorant WFAN hosts. So, too, your ability to surpass them in respective areas.

Neil,

Do you think Mr. Dolan will look kindly on the fact that you have ON THIS BLOG PAGE four pictures of Ms. Andrews?

Perhaps your neice can comment on your nascent innocence, your longstanding prejudice?

We, your readers, humbly ask for you to come clean.

It's okay that you're a racist, sexist, narcissistic, insecure pig. We all know that.

Just don't be a hypocrite as well.

Thanks.

Fat on the FAN

Hey Manhasset, do us all a favor and never again begin one of your sentences with "We, your readers" because nothing you say is representative of what the readers of this blog think.

The main demographic for NY sports fans is men 25-54 years old, and it just so happens that that same group of people likes to see pictures of hot girls. That's why you see them on the sidelines during a football game, and that's why you see them in the commercials. Why shouldn't Neil cater to the interests of this group as well? There is nothing wrong with it as long as the girls are complicit and the pictures are taken legally.

If you can't handle seeing pictures of a pretty woman on this website then maybe you should just lock yourself in a room with no TV and no computer and stare at a wall for the rest of your life.

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