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September 18, 2011

ESPN Sinks Mavi Marmara

ESPN should stick to what it knows: sports. The sports network drifted into unknown waters last week when covering an upcoming soccer game between Israel and Turkey. ESPN shot way wide of the goal when reporting:

Although Turkey has traditionally been more positive in its dealings with Israel than most Muslim countries, relations have been severely strained since a Turkish ship carrying aid to Gaza was sunk by Israeli forces last year, killing nine. (Emphasis added.)

ESPN Israel sank Mavi Marmara.jpg

Of course, Israeli forces did not sink the Mavi Marmara, sailed it into the Ashdod port and eventually released it.

CAMERA has requested a correction, and the public can weigh in as well.

Posted by TS at September 18, 2011 03:45 AM


Billy Bulger is justifiably out of favor these days, but he got it right at one of his St. Patrick's Day breakfasts when he said that sports reporters are from the "Toys 'R Us" section of journalism.

Posted by: A reader at September 26, 2011 12:03 PM

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