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Tuesday, September 26th 2006

Even The Sportscasters Are Against Us

Hey, my voting record is pretty split. A little from Party A, a little from Party B, and even a little from Party “Doesn’t Have A Chance In Hell At Victory” C. I’m certainly no fan of many of the current administrations percieved abuses. But even with that in common with this poster, you cannot take this as anything but blabbing from the Looney Left. This is paranoia.

ESPN pushes for Republicans.

For several years, ESPN has been manufacturing fake cheers and fake boos for politicians. It’s a very simple rule. If you are a Democrat not named Joe Lieberman, ESPN will play a tape of boos previously recorded and insert them into the audio after the Democrat is announced. If you are a Republican and ESPN is expecting boos, ESPN will play a pre-recorded tape of cheers unrelated to the Republican.

I watch more ESPN than is reasonable for any medical student and I gotta tell you, this looks like baloney.

I’ve witnessed for years former ESPN commentator like Chris Myers call home runs to right field “a Rush Limbaugh shot, right and fair.” I’ve seen in studio college football analysts gush over Ann Coulter. I’ve listened to ESPN constantly hype individuals who are well known figures in the Religious Right. I’ve heard a basketball commentator call Jerry Falwell a good man during a basketball game.

Then he gets down to specifics,

It started with right winger Mike Tirico announcing George Bush Sr. to the crowd. Instantaneously you could hear an echo of cheers and not a single boo from the audio. But if you listen carefully to the audio, that audio was not live. ESPN shut off the sound of the Superdome crowd for a few seconds and played this audio of fake cheers. About ten seconds later ESPN had to shut their fake tape off and go to the NFL official on the field for the coin toss.

As George Bush Sr. was flipping the coin, you could hear a chorus of boos so loud that ESPN had its proverbial hand caught in the cookie jar. And remember, this was ten seconds after the announcements so imagine what the initial boos sounded like. New Orleans residents know better than anyone else how Bush 43 responded to Katrina and they know better than anyone else about Barbara Bush’s comments about poor people and how sleeping in the Astrodome was “working out quite well for them.”

I went back and watched that on my TiVo, but didn’t hear it. All I hear is reverb from the stadium PA system, which you hear all throughout the opening. I guess it might sound a little like booing. Is the left still so sore over the Mouse’s 9/11 Docudrama on Clinton’s failures?

Besides that, who has ever been near a television production uses terminology like that used in this post. I’m calling a severe credibility issue here.