Malkamaniac wrote:Good job ESPN when you originally reported this. The media is so stupid.
It's been a long time since ESPN has bothered to "report" anything. They're a sports media hype machine. Find a story that helps the ratings and beat it to death. Their interests are compromised. ESPN's success depends on the success of the sports they have a vested interest in. The sports they broadcast. The seven bowl games they own. They're a joke.
Even when discussing this story yesterday they were in full CYA mode. They went through multiple updates of the story before even mentioning the possibility that Te'o was in on it. Wojciechowski said when he went forward with the original interview and story that he couldn't find any record of her dying or a funeral announcement. No background information on her at all. When he asked Te'o for a picture of her or to speak to her family, Te'o said to respect their privacy and leave them alone. Really? No red flags went up on that? Nah, lets just run the heartbreaking/feel good story. Notre Dame plays on ABC next week.