Back in 2006, Kansas City Star columnist Jason Whitlock had a very bitter and public parting with ESPN. Whitlock was fired by The Worldwide Leader after he bashed co-workers Mike Lupica and Scoop Jackson in an interview with the sports blog The Big Lead. Now with Foxsports.com, Whitlock still takes potshots at ESPN every chance he gets. This week he got another opportunity when Congress held hearings on “the future of journalism.

In his latest Foxsports.com column, Whitlock expresses sadness that he didn’t get a chance to testify before Congress about what’s wrong with journalism today. According to Jason Whitlock, it’s ESPN. Whitlock makes some valid points when he decries the all-too-cozy, often incestuious, relationship ESPN has with the very sports it covers. However, he does go a bit far in his characterizations about how evil ESPN is.

Whitlock calls ESPN a “dictatorship.” He also says the network is an “arrogant, reckless, destructive” monopoly. According to Whitlock, such monopolies should be seen as “threats to democracy and our way of life.”

Whitlock does have some criticism for the journalistic profession that doesn’t involve ESPN. He recently bashed SI’s Selena Roberts over her coverage of the Alex Rodriguez steroid scandal. Whitlock also contends journalists are “no more virtuous than Bernie Madoff or Rod Blagojevich.”



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  1. marshall Says:

    My name is Marshall Grier from Las Vegas Nevada. I have written as
    many people as possible and no one seems to be willing to respond to my
    concerns regarding NFL players and their helmets and its relation to
    concussions. The game is faster and the athletes stronger so therefore
    equiptment must be regarded as important. i have witnesses to date
    approximately 105 helmets coming off during play. I watched Arizona’s
    Hall’s helmet come off without the chinstrap coming loose and today
    during the Patriots game Woodhead’s helmet was pulled off without the
    chinstrap unfastening. how in the world can that happen unless the
    helmet was not properly fitted and the chinstrap fastened tightly. the
    result is a concussion sometimes due to a double impact caused by a
    loose fitting helmet. the helmet and head should be one. I coached
    football in high school for 15yrs and played with Craig Heyward in the
    80’s. no coach on our staff would allow for a player to take the field
    with todays
    helmet sizing. when are you guys gonna address the fact that you
    cannot change your helmet weekly and it still fits snug. I remember
    there was an imprint of the forehead- padding on players and now that
    is non existent. Take a real look at what im saying if you care about
    your players.

    A player should not be able to take his helmet off and on with one
    hand!!! Pay attention to how QB’s lift their facemasks up after a
    sack. lineman have too lift their helmets up as well. this is not
    suppose to happen. Helmets flying off all over the place is not
    normal. It goes in the same category as the no thigh pads or Knee pads
    anymore and no mouthpiece necessary as well which helps with concussion
    prevention im sure. ask a boxer. mouth piece is not for the teeth
    only. no tail bone pad. the pants today dont even cover the knee
    anymore. If the league really care about safety how could they let
    these things continue. what’s next is the story

    contact me via email to ensure me you got this message or i will be
    calling shortly and exposing this as much as i can



    ps. did you see webster of the giants helmet come off today. If not, it solidifies my position even more

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