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    ESPN Tells Staff To Stop Tweeting About Sports Until Sun, Cant Use Phrase "Shooter"

    Here's the email from ESPN senior vice president and executive producer Mark Gross to staff, regarding the shootings in Newtown, Conn. Newtown is 30 miles from ESPN headquarters in Bristol.





    From: Gross, Mark I.
    Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 2:21 PM
    To: Coordinating Producers M. Gross; Producers M. Gross; Production Studio Talent
    Cc: Krulewitz, Josh; Scott, David R.; Keegan, Marcia; Drake, Jed; Orlando, Laurie; Wildhack, John
    Subject: Newtown Tragedy

    Due to the tragedy in Newtown, we are doing the following for the rest of today/tonight:

    -no more teases for shows

    -on air talent should come on the air and acknowledge the tragedy….. we will then want to show some athletes/coaches tweeting about the tragedy before we move into highlights, etc. (it may help to soften the difficult transition as best we can)

    The news desk will take the lead on the tweets

    We should not be getting into specific details on the shooting—-acknowledging the incident off the top is the direction we should go

    -for the time being, we should not be tweeting about sports until further notice (the Talent Office will communicate when tweeting about sports can begin again)

    -refrain from using ‘shooter' or other words which are not appropriate given the tragedy

    -CPs and Producers must make sure everyone is on board in production meetings today

    -Tina Thornton is taking the lead with sales to eliminate any inappropriate sales elements/commercials through the weekend



    Please let me know if you have any questions
    http://deadspin.com/5968619/in-wake-...e-word-shooter
    Last edited by spreadeagle; 12-14-2012 at 08:08 PM.

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    a bit ridiclious

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    At least they are being sensitive to such a tragedy, I respect that.

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    It is what it is. Nature of the business.

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    Acknowledging the tragedy makes sense. Not tweeting or using the word shooter is a bit much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd Christmas View Post
    Acknowledging the tragedy makes sense. Not tweeting or using the word shooter is a bit much.
    It's just being prudent especially for a company which has gotten in trouble for insensitivity in the past. Is it really that hard not to tweet or use the word "shooter?"

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    Man I hope this doesn't roll over into attacking guys like Sheed for their 3 point celebrations.
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    They just wanna be in your place.........


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    Don't see anything wrong with their precautions. Especially with their headquarters so close to where the tragedy took place I think its very respectful and smart on their part

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    I can understand their concerns. This is a sad day for America.

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    this is an overreaction

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    Protocol... this is how successful businesses are ran.

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    It's a tragedy but this is over sensitive.

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    some of you may think it's over sensitive or an overreaction, but at least they're being compassionate about it and showing a sensitive side, even if it is a bit much. I can respect that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapajafri View Post
    some of you may think it's over sensitive or an overreaction, but at least they're being compassionate about it and showing a sensitive side, even if it is a bit much. I can respect that.
    I agree with the sentiment.

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    ESPN is a family company owned by Disney so this isn't all that surprising.
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