-ESPN is a sports network. So wouldn’t you think their top story should be a exceptional sports play?
Well, I did. So that’s why I’m posting this screenshot of today’s ESPN homepage. As you can see in the top right, the story about Joakim Noah’s explicitive rant after being ejected from yesterdays game is at the top spot for their leading stories. I understand people like to read about controversy etc., but shouldn’t ESPN be using that top spot to highlight a positive, outstanding sports play?
I realized this when I went to facebook and saw a video clip of Randy Foye hitting a game winning, buzzer beating, extremely deep 3 pointer to put Denver on top of the Clippers. (video to come above).
So my point is, why does the media focus on the negative? This easy sports example translates to politics, religion, healthcare reform etc. Is it the medias fault that they post and highlight negative stories or is it the consumers problem where they want to view those type of stories?
I don’t know about you, but when I watch ESPN I want to watch top 10 highlights, buzzer beaters and highlights that motivate me and inspire me to see the value in sports.
Same thing when I tune into CNN. Sure, I need to hear that there are problems with the healthcare.gov website, but I’d rather here about how it is already helping someone who didn’t have health insurance get thru an illness or hard time. Why not live in the positive? Oh ya, they want advertising revenue.
So I hope this motivates you to look for the positive and shun the negative. Side note, Joakim did apologize directly to the refs for going off on them after the call…even though it was a bad call.