Earlier this week, the venerable NYC-area paper of record the New York Post posted some stills of the internet sensation Erin Andrews peephole video and published them in print. Despite the sensitive handling of the story- (quote: ESPN HOTTIE ERIN ANDREWS IN PEEP SHOCKER, NUDE HOTEL VIDEO SPLASHED ONLINE) ESPN has banned the Post and any staffers from the network following the coverage. In a statement, senior VP of communications Chris LaPlaca explained the decision:
“While we understand the Post’s decision to cover this as a news story, their running photos obtained in such a fashion went well beyond the boundaries of common decency in the interest of sensationalism.”
So, did the Post respond with a well-worded reply? Nah- they decided to address the matter as all esteemed journalistic professionals might- on Page Six. In the gossip column, the Post contends that Andrews would have gone un-ID’d in the salacious video had ESPN not outed the sportscaster in a legal letter.
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