Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

ESPN Inexplicably Whitewashes Rick Reilly Column To Remove Rupert Murdoch Reference

Illustration for article titled ESPN Inexplicably Whitewashes Rick Reilly Column To Remove Rupert Murdoch Reference

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

Advertisement

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

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

Share This Story

Get our newsletter