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CBS REPORTS PATERNO DEATH PREMATURELY

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died Sunday morning, although CBS News, using the technology that pushes news of major breaking events to mobile phones and tablets and to Twitter and Facebook users, posted word of his death on Saturday night. “Eye On College Football – Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno dies at 85 […]

ESPN COMPARED WITH PATERNO FOLLOWING RELEASE OF INCRIMINATING TAPE

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ESPN said Monday that it sat on a 2002 taped telephone conversation between the wife of Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine and Bobby Davis, the young man who has accused Fine of molesting him, because it could not corroborate the charges. Fine was fired on Sunday after ESPN finally played the tape after […]

THE DEVIL COMMENTS ON PENN STATE SCANDAL

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday Night Live didn’t hesitate to take up the Penn State child sex scandal over the weekend, with Jason Sudeikis, playing the Devil. Clearly unaware at the beginning of the sketch of what had occurred, the Devil was asked where he got his news. “I follow Kutcher on Twitter,” he replied. But, give the Devil […]

OMBUDSMEN SLAM ESPN’S PENN STATE COVERAGE

November 11, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The Florida journalism school The Poynter Institute, which partnered with ESPN to act as an ombudsman of ESPN’s sports news coverage, has excoriated the cable sports network for its failure “to ask tough questions and shed light” on the scandal involving Penn State’s football defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky, athletic director Tim Curley, university vice president […]