Great stuff from #11 on 11/11/11.
As for the “lack” of coverage…it is interesting that ESPN can camp out on College Avenue on Wednesday night awaiting something to happen and report on every one of Joe Paterno’s moves this past week, yet in an hour addition of SportsCenter, a report (by Mark Schwartz) but no footage of Arrington’s speech.
His speech and this vigil are what Penn State is about, not what the news hounds were slobbering over the rest of the week.
tjb is right though. ESPN will only show what people want to see. I nice vigil does not grab the eyeballs like the “rioting” masses in a college town. I’m not mad at ESPN or a good bit of the media. For all my adult life as part of that media, I realize that my bosses (including ESPN for a stretch) prefer the wow factor over the subdued. It’s just the way it is.
What I can’t stand is the piling on by writers and reporters. Penn State is doing everything in its power to get over this scandal. Hopefully the media masses will pick up on this and give some balanced reporting of the like in the days/weeks/months to come.