We wrote in 2009 that Andy Soltis and the NY Post went too far (and they did) with the pics they ran in the wake of the Erin Andrews peephole scandal. Last year, the Post's Phil Mushnick asked, "Is Erin Andrews a serious journalist anymore?" and we replied, "She was once?"
In case you missed it (how could you) - EA has been plastered all over the place with that assinine Twitter bomb commercial. It awakened Mush enough that he summed ESPN and Erin Andrews up in yesterday's Primetime piece:
Last year, ABC’s “Good Morning America” and ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews — ABC and ESPN are siblings under Disney — eagerly exploited the fact that a man who had covertly taped Andrews in a hotel room had been sentenced to 30 months and forced to register as a sex offender.Suffice it to say that Erin must be fully healed at this point...
This criminal episode, however, created the “perfect promotional storm” for Disney TV. ESPN had long ago become the home of shameless and endless cross and self-promotion, Andrews had long before been identified and presented as one of ESPN’s “hot sideline babes” and “Good Morning America” had long ago become a televised shopping catalog for Disney goods.
So, throw ‘em all together – and call it news!
After “GMA” anchor Robin Roberts finished her soulful chat with Andrews on how it felt to be a legitimate broadcast journalist who had been sexually and criminally objectified by a creep — ostensibly the reason Andrews had granted her company this “exclusive” interview — talk turned to Andrews’ ongoing appearances as a contestant on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
It’s worth noting that Andrews’ invite to perform on “DWTS” came after the hotel video episode became big news. She and ESPN and ABC Entertainment and ABC News and Disney squeezed this ugly episode that had befallen Andrews for every drop of business it was worth.
ESPN’s Andrews told GMA’s Roberts that her appearances on ABC’s “DWTS” were part of her “healing process.” Good grief.
Surely, given how little she wore while performing her sensual dance routines, that healing process included all that fresh air to her body.
NY Post...On TV, congratulations begin at home
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