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ESPN Will Televise Obama's Inauguration

Thursday, January 15, 2009 8 comments

I am so disappointed that I am speechless. This may be the shortest post. Regardless of my dislike for Obama, I would not support ESPN televising any presidential inauguration. The article mentions that they are trying to take a sports angle and will likely interview sports figures at the inauguration. The article made an interesting point that ESPN didn't cover the inaugurations of Reagan who was a sportscaster or George W. Bush who owned a baseball team. My last television oasis away from Obama hysteria is now gone.

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  • steve martin January 15, 2009 at 11:05 PM
     

    I too am very disappointed.

    But every now and then they televise a Detroit Lions game and that has nothing to do with football (other than the opposing teams presence)

    But nothing, absolutely nothing, suprises me anymore.

  • MikeT January 19, 2009 at 2:55 PM
     

    There is something sick about this. Our country is starting to treat him like he's the second coming of Jesus. The liberals did that early on, but it seems like more and more people are signing onto the view that this really was the most importantest election evah!

  • Diane January 19, 2009 at 4:18 PM
     

    I don't think this is a political statement on ESPN's part. Obama gets good ratings, which equals higher advertising revenue for ESPN. Neither of the Presidents you mentioned got this amount of interest, and neither would have brought in that kind of money.

    There is nothing wrong with televising something so many people want to see. And if it just happens to be crucial to our nation's future--whether you support him or not, it is--then suck it up.

    If you want to complain about something, complain about ESPN covering O.J. Simpson's murder trial (and the most recent one). Now that's sick

    http://search.espn.go.com/oj-simpson/

  • Craig January 19, 2009 at 9:36 PM
     

    Diane,

    Thanks for your comments. I do see your point in regards to ratings. However, if someone is interested in the inauguration and it is going to be televised on every major network, won't they watch the station that will have more news worthy commentary.

    As for the O.J. Simpson coverage, I agree. Just as I said in my post. They are a sports cable channel that should only cover sports, regardless of any political party. There lame attempt to connect this with sports figures is like Food Network covering the inauguration with what food will be served. I would rather watch Sportscenter for the fifth time than watch news coverage. There are plenty of 24 hour news channels for that.

  • Triton January 20, 2009 at 11:52 PM
     

    I'm not surprised. I stopped watching ESPN long ago because it ceased to be about sports. Instead, it was basically an op-ed page with sports as the conversation-starter.

    There is something sick about this. Our country is starting to treat him like he's the second coming of Jesus.

    Yeah, no kidding. This cult of personality stuff is just plain disgusting.

  • DILinator January 22, 2009 at 8:19 AM
     

    I've been saying for a while that Obama is pretty much getting idol worship treatment from people. It reminds me of the "Golden Calf" in Scripture. It's really pretty pathetic, as it shows just how misguided people are to put so much hope in a mere man, regardless of his political affiliation or beliefs.

    And in regard to ESPN, I agree with Triton. It ceased to be a reliable or objective news source even about sports a long time ago, and is virtually worthless in my eyes at this point.

  • Amata January 22, 2009 at 1:13 PM
     

    And now there's an inauguration Day miracle according to the Lansing Pulse. The face of Obama imprinted on their shelf.

    http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/article-2531-an-inauguration-day-miracle.html

    According to the article "It’s no face-of-Jesus-in-a-puddle, but we think it’s pretty miraculous."

  • Craig January 23, 2009 at 11:50 AM
     

    That doesn't surprise me from the City Pulse. That is a very liberal publication. It is actually run by a homosexual that does not hide their agenda.

 
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