1. Last Friday was “Media Day” at ESPN. Several reporters trekked to Bristol, Conn., to, among other things, participate in a Q&A with new ESPN President, Jimmy Pitaro.
During the session, Pitaro said this:
“If you ask me is there a false narrative out there, I will tell you ESPN being a political organization is false. I will tell you I have been very, very clear with employees here that it is not our jobs to cover politics, purely.”
It is not our jobs to cover politics, purely. What a shortsighted and misguided quote by Pitaro.