Allen Kenney is a wee bit irritated with Disney’s… er, um… support for its new broadcast partner.
Whatever the case, it struck me as weird to see an ESPN-owned venture unabashedly cheerleading for an entity that its news division claims to cover objectively. (It’s not just one random tweet either – a look down the account’s timeline reads like a pep rally.) Imagine the NFL Countdown Twitter feed openly pulling for one team in the Super Bowl.
The idea that ESPN is in bed with the people and organizations that it covers isn’t exactly earth-shattering. The Worldwide Leader should have changed its tagline to “conflicts of interest” years ago. But if the Embrace Debaters in Bristol really don’t have any objection to acting as propaganda machines for everyone on Team Disney, get ready for the level of toxicity in college football media to kick into overdrive.
That sound you hear is Edward R. Murrow spinning in his grave.
Lighten up, Francis. The SEC Network has its very own 21st century version of Edward R. Murrow. His name is Paul Finebaum. How much more objective could it get than that?
And if you think that Twitter feed is obnoxious, let me just say that you ain’t seen nothing yet.