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Erin Andrews saga enters second week, no end in sight

I am told the RSS feeds and comments feature are not yet functional for blogs on the new site, but our staff is hard at work on that and many other elements of the relaunch.


Meanwhile, it's Day Eight of the Erin Andrews video scandal and the story finally appears to have crested. (Or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part.)

I'll keep an eye on news developments, of course, but for now here are some interesting residual opinion-related pieces on all this from:

Jay Mariotti (blogs=bad)

Viv Bernstein (women just can't win when it comes to looks)

Christine Brennan (unfortunate choice of words, then mea culpa)

And our friends at the Post fired back at ESPN - which they called a "Mickey Mouse" network - in a gossip page item for its decision last week to send a legal notice to the site that originally posted the infamous video, thus indirectly confirming EA's identity in it.

ESPN's comment on that:  "Any action we have or will undertake in this matter is in concert with Erin and her team."

Here is what Andrews' attorney, Marshall Grossman, told AP earlier in the week: He decided to confirm her identity in the video "to put an end to rumor and speculation and to put the perpetrator and those who are complicit on notice that they act at their peril."

ESPN executive (and former Newsday sports editor) John Walsh on Dan Patrick's radio show about the rationale for banning Post reporters from ESPN:

"If we were the parents of the victim of this crime and we saw the words New York Post on our air, we would feel we weren't doing justice to our colleague."

I'm going to ignore our Web relaunch and Ms. Andrews for a couple of hours now and write a newspaper column.

Have a nice day.


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