In the comments toDoc’s LeBron post on Thursday, I wrote:
and I said this over on Facebook as well, he may be the douchiest
douche that ever douched, but to me the top spot in this week’s Asshole
Derby goes to the ESPN dicks who decided to make this some epic thing
America Needed To See In Order To Heal Together.
And every other news program jumps on board in order to avoid looking like they got beat on What Everybody’s Talking About.
He’s being a self-indulgent prick and his fans have every right to
be put out. But it’s the sports media blowhards telling us his
prickitude is important when it clearly isn’t. It twigs something with
me that he gets all the shame, while they get to profit from it just as
much as he does and get the out that they, they were just covering the
But what the fuck do I know, I’m just some filthy blogger with no editorial standards.
I predict about an hour before the first reporter who reveled in the
spectacle starts conern-trolling his colleagues about how shameful it
is that they were right there reveling beside him.
Andhere we are:
Author and LeBronologistBuzz Bissinger described it as TV’s equivalent of waterboarding.New York Post columnistMike Vaccaro called it an “awful night for Cleveland, worse night for sports, worst night for ESPN.”Eric Stangel, the head writer and executive producer forThe Late Show with David Letterman, delivered an equally scathing review on Twitter:“I’m keeping my 2 yr old up to watch the LeBron James Special. I want her to see the exact moment our society hit rock bottom.”
The decision on “The Decision” finally came at 9:27 p.m., following the kind of milking best done on a farm. Watching theLeBron James reality show on Thursday night, I gained a new respect for TV’sAmish in the City andTemptation Island. This was not a good night for sports television, even if the ratings turn out to be big.
This goes back to my least favorite thing about our idiot national press these days: the way they see-saw idiotically between pretending they are the last bastions of editorial truth and justice in the world, and that they are powerless but to serve the ravening hordes who just want this trivial bullshit. You can’t have it both ways, assholes. Pick one and go with it.