ESPN Inexplicably Whitewashes Rick Reilly Column To Remove Rupert Murdoch ReferenceS

In the Reilly column we dissected earlier, there was a throwaway line, a very Rick Reilly sort of pop culture reference.

If anybody should strike, it's golfers. They have the crummiest deal since Rupert Murdoch bought MySpace.

You can see it in the cached version. But at some point, the line was been replaced. It now reads:

If anybody should strike, it's golfers. They have the worst deal since the Winklevoss twins met Mark Zuckerberg.

We're baffled. The original was inoffensive, appropriate, and couldn't in the slightest be seen as piling on Murdoch for the News International scandal. The only guess we can fathom is that there's some internal policy about criticizing other media outlets, and the editorial and corporate arms of the WWL are so far removed, they have no idea what the other is up to.

Down the memory hole, where Murdoch can hang out with Hope Solo's nipple.