ESPN has been garnering much criticism of late by white-washing criticism of the NFL from its airwaves in a naked attempt to curry favor and programming from the controversy-drenched league. Don't most people expect ESPN to report on sports?
During the recent NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler used the opportunity to launch into some good words for Canada, saying, “The U.S. has a lot it could learn from Canada-- Health care, taking care of people.”
But ESPN reporter Sage Steele was having none of it. “We’re talking about celebrity stuff, not politics,” Steele interrupted as ESPN quickly cut away. “Congratulations on your MVP!”