and then BTN didn't run the Paterno presser or any of the immediate fallout
Big Ten Network responds to soft-pedaling Penn State story
That read more like a favor by Deitsch to let Silverman control the message than anything. Deitsch has always been a Big Ten softy (I'm not complaining...we get enough shit already).
Not that I care; BTN doesn't run a 24-hour news cycle and rarely airs live programming outside of actual games. Call me biased, but if this were ESPN, a cable news network, etc., I'd be pointing out the same thing.
BTN is a platform for Big Ten exposure, not a journalistic entity. I don't really think there's anything to see here...
Doesn't hurt that Deitsch studied at UM under the Knight Wallace fellowship.
I've been watching Friday morning and what they are covering is the fact that Paterno is fired, that the students rioted because of it. Pretty much a perspective of what is happening to the Penn State Football program. That's because this is a sports network for the Big Ten Conference, this isn't a news network, nor is it a political debate channel. Hopefully they will stop running the repeat coverage of this once the basketball picks up today, because I look to BTN to provide me sports coverage, if I wanted to know more (and I did) about what happened in locker rooms at Penn State I can read the grand jury report online.