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Mark Schlabach Quote:
"There is a lot of money to be made by writing negative stories about Auburn (true or not). Our audience wants to read dirt on Auburn so we give them what they want. This is not NPR. ESPN is a business and we have to do what is best for our bottom line"
Atleast he is honest.
This post was edited by AU9377 15 months ago
Where is this quote from?
Go to the comments on the Spice story.
"you're so vain, I'll bet you think this post is about you, don't you? Don't you?"
Scroll down the comments.
Twelve Auburn players failed synthetic pot tests
Want evidence of bias? I was just on the ESPN College Sports Scoreboard for men's baseball and they are not reporting the score for our game today against Texas A&M, a game we are winning. I guess they don't want to report good news for us.
Real-time College sports scores on ESPN.com.
Look..you can't be so lazy as to not atleast scroll
TURDS ALL UP IN THIS MUG. /// "2010 Auburn Tigers, my favorite team. Unbeaten in all ways." -- Dan Wetzel, April 4, 2013, 6:29 p.m.
You can't possibly be as lazy as to create a thread related to content that you refuse link to.... or can you?
Interesting nuggets in the comments section of the ESPN spice story. Readers were slagging on the habit that ESPN seems to have for writing negative stories about Auburn especially given this one is such a brazen, thouroughly discredited hack job.
BTW, has anyone wondered why there was zero commment about Alabama football and spice in that article? Wouldn't how they dealt with the situation be useful context?
Anyway, Mark Schlabach, an ESPN columnist, responded but his answers might surprise some who consider ESPN trustworthy. ESPN has zero credibility when it comes to Auburn and Mark Schlabach pretty much admits it:
This is purely a hit job. this story could have been about any major college sports team, or just the drug in general, and ESPN decided to go after Auburn for doing not suspending players for a drug that was completely legal at the time. Is it dangerous? yes. so is football, but it was legal and as adults they made the decision to do it. I am sick of people complaining about how teams should babysit their players. If you are old enough to vote for the president and die in the army, you don't need someone telling you how to live your lifeless[/quote]
I understand your concern, pace tiger, but you have to understand that we have a responsibility to our sponsors to create interesting news stories for our audience. [/quote]
The problem is that ESPN then becomes Fox News. Remember "Obama is a muslim terrortist born in Kenya"....nevermind the fact that he is a Christian American born in Hawaii.[/quote]
Fox News is the #1 cable news network in America because they know their audience and they give them the news they want to hear[/quote]
Just change the name of this article to "we really hate Auburn at ESPN and don't care if we have to write total garbage to prove it". [/quote]
There is a lot of money to be made by writing negative stories about Auburn (true or not). Our audience wants to read dirt on Auburn so we give them what they want. This is not NPR. ESPN is a business and we have to do what is best for our bottom line.[/quote]
"An Auburn Man needs no introduction"
I am very suspicious of this. It says on the profile he has been a member since 2011. If Mark actually said that, it would be the most stunning statement by a reporter I have ever seen. I'm trying to find out. I would be willing to bet it's not actually him, but I might lose.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by PhillipMarshall 15 months ago
I agree with you. Highly doubt it's him.
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