All of these media companies pretend to have reached the pinnacle of righteousness, yet they are more corrupt than a hard drive found at the bottom of the ocean.
According to sources, the sports network faked the names and identities of ineligible personnel to be able to obtain more Emmy Awards.
The scandal, which dates back to 1997, was discovered by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and reported to ESPN’s current management.
As part of their apology and their quest to make things whole, the network voluntarily gave back the awards, so kudos to the new management for their honesty. Here’s more on the story:
What the heck is going on at ESPN?? They just had to give back 37 Emmy Awards after submitting them under FAKE names… Join Dan as he breaks it down. pic.twitter.com/rmFewZYb1m
— Dan Abrams Live (@danabramslive) January 12, 2024
Shocker… another woke company was scamming the public.
ESPN was caught in a 13-year scam and forced to return at least 37 Emmy awards after using fake names to secure awards for ineligible on-air talent on shows like College GameDay.https://t.co/Otqs3VIy9q
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 12, 2024
CNN Business offered up this statement from the Academy of Motion Pictures:
“When brought to the attention of ESPN senior management, the network took steps to take responsibility for the actions of its personnel, to investigate thoroughly, and to course correct.
These steps have included the return by ESPN of statuettes issued to fictitious individuals and commitments to implement further internal accountability and procedural changes at the network.”
RedditCFB provided a list of fake names and clarified: “This was to dodge a weird rule that prevented on-air talent from being eligible for some awards, so they just gave them fake names.”
ESPN engaged in a scheme to win extra Emmys for College GameDay by unsubtly modifying the names of its hosts. This was to dodge a weird rule that prevented on-air talent from being eligible for some awards, so they just gave them fake names. 😅 https://t.co/197vT10zjs pic.twitter.com/6dxOvYfQvw
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 11, 2024
ESPN was forced to return dozens of Emmys after it was discovered “The World Wide Leader” used fake name entries to secure the awards.
— NewsNation (@NewsNation) January 12, 2024
BBC News presented this statement from ESPN spokeswoman Julie McKay:
“This was a misguided attempt to recognize on-air individuals who were important members of our production team.
Once current leadership was made aware, we apologized to [The National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences] for violating guidelines.”