The New York Post defended its publication of photos from an illicitly filmed Internet video showing ESPN reporter Erin Andrews naked in a hotel room. They then went on by accusing the sports network of having outed her.
In response, ESPN said it was banning NY Post reporters from appearing on the company’s programs because the newspaper published three photos from the video.
A spokesperson for the newspaper declined to comment on the ban, but did refer to the Associated Press on an item of the Post’s “Page 6” gossip page published Thursday that takes ESPN to task for allegedly outing Andrews.
They responded, “No one would have known that a sick voyeur had secretly videotaped ESPN reporter Erin Andrews nude in her hotel room, if the Mickey Mouse sports network hadn’t sent a letter to an obscure Web site demanding that it take down its link to a fuzzy video of an unidentified blonde,”
The Post quoted ESPN spokesman Chris LaPlaca as saying the network is acting “in concert with Erin and her team.” A spokesperson for ESPN declined further comment.
So, in essence, by publishing these photos, the New York Post encourages the invasion of your privacy. It doesn’t matter if it’s a famous person or if it was an “average Joe”. It does matter where the source of the video comes from!
In this case, the video was shot illegally and the person who shot and distributed it should be charged with a felony. It’s hard to believe the New York Post formally endorses criminal behavior, but judging from their “Page 6” response; while attempting to distance themselves from the perpetrator, but going out of there way to publish the photos, it’s seems to be true!
In closing, let me get this off my chest! THE NEW YORK POST IS A DISH RAG! I WIPE MY ASS WITH THE NEWSPAPER WHILE FINISHING UP TAKING A SHIT IN THE BATHROOM! THE NEWSPAPER ISN’T EVEN A REAL NEWS ORGANIZATION, AS MUCH AS IT’S A PROPAGANDA MACHINE FOR THE FAR RIGHT WING, RACIST, BIBLE-THUMPING, GUTLESS COWARDS!
ANYONE WHO BUYS THE NEW YORK POST IS GUILTY OF PERPETUATING MISINFORMATION, LIES AND DOWNRIGHT BULLSHIT!