Forget Ben: ENTIRE Media Blockaded Pitino Case

Main media criticism of ESPN has absolutely exploded over the past 48 hours, thanks to the network’s decision to initially not cover Ben Roethlisberger’s sexual assault charge.

Rick Pitino Pat Forde Karen Sypher

(The entire main media, not just ESPN’s Pat Forde, blew off Pitino case)

The basic criticism, first lodged by Mike Florio at the ever-present PRO FOOTBALL TALK, is certainly salient and justified. But over time, the sniping has reached a level of absurdity, revealing just how much disdain ESPN’s competitors have for the WWL.

The great irony though about the feeding frenzy is that these are the same non-ESPNers who bury stories to their liking every single day. With no better example the central detail in the Rick Pitino extortion case. Read more…