ESPN Cashes in on Abhorrent Acts of Others

Richard CotnerContributor IJuly 25, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15:  ***EXCLUSIVE***  TV personality Erin Andrews poses during the 2009 ESPY awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 17th annual ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 19 at 9PM ET on ESPN.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for ESPY)

At the risk of sounding like a crazy person, let me start off by saying that I feel no sympathy for Erin Andrews or ESPN.

When the now infamous Erin Andrews "Peep Hole" video surfaced there was a moment when someone on either Mrs. Andrews' staff or the ESPN staff had to make a decision. Either deny the legitimacy of the video and sweep it under the rug to protect Ms. Andrews modesty and the wholesome image of the network or admit that the video was in fact Andrews and cash in on the buzz created by having their obviously attractive and much adored reporter caught in the buff.

Well I think we all have realized by now which route the powers that be took...

Cash in and cry foul while doing so!

Well I for one say shame on you ESPN for acting as if anyone is stupid enough to believe that you are "outraged" by the "abhorrent act" of some unknown "freak" invading the privacy of your little blond cash cow while you rake in the money and she gets more and more popular by the download. 

If you had not told us it was her we wouldn't really know would we? 

If you hadn't climbed up on your pillar of righteousness with the single-minded ambition of cashing in on this thing, we would have all just let it go.

ESPN, it is you who made this a story not the pervert who taped her. 

He should be arrested and you should pay him his cut of the money to cover his legal fees.