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ESPN erases Israel from its list of countries served
ESPN America ^ | March 4, 2012 | idov

Posted on 03/04/2012 8:13:08 AM PST by idov

ESPN erases Israel from its list of countries served

ESPN America supplies programs to much of the world. I wanted to check the Israel schedule and to my surprise they don’t list Israel in their roster of countries served. Rather they have something called Palestine in there instead. Since when is Palestine a country?

Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think the Palestinian Authority has a cable or satellite service of its own. I know their hotels feed in from the Israeli companies. People may have satellite dishes but I don’t think the Authority has the infrastructure to bring in ESPN.

In the past both CNN and BBC have been lambasted for their anti-Semitic broadcasting. No one ever suspected ESPN had chosen up sides. This is backdoor anti-Semitism and hardly noticeable but what they are saying if you get ESPN on an Israeli feed, you are not entitled to their schedule. Why because most of us are Jews?

Check out this page. The drop-down at the upper right gives you the list of countries that ESPN recognizes.

http://www.espnamerica.com/oo/f1/tv-schedule/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; espn; espnisrael; espnpalestine; israel; sports; television

1 posted on 03/04/2012 8:13:12 AM PST by idov
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To: idov

Welcome to ESPN America, the only channel dedicated to the top live sporting action from North America.
This website is to provide visitors living in Europe and in the Middle East with information about how to get ESPN America and what’s on air.

To access the website,
1. please close down this pop-up, and
2. select manually your country in the top right drop-down menu.

Alternatively, if your country is not listed there, here are your options:
•If you live in Africa,
please visit ESPN or ESPN Classic to find more information about other ESPN channels available to you in your country.
•For any other country,
please send a message to ESPN.com with your details and we will help you.


2 posted on 03/04/2012 8:15:45 AM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: idov

I’m sure Obama will get right on it with his buds at ESPN.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 8:18:29 AM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: idov

Sick. They’ve even got the little “Palestinian” flag that pops up when you select them. Israel no where in sight.


4 posted on 03/04/2012 8:28:17 AM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: idov

How about this?

http://www.espn-mea.com/iz/esil/home/


5 posted on 03/04/2012 8:35:34 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Looks like Israel to me. Right next to Iran!
6 posted on 03/04/2012 8:40:32 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: idov

I’m in a litte e-mail battle with an ESPN rep, pretending to be unaware.

You can complain by using there “Contact Us” link.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 8:40:49 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: idov

I wish they would get out of the US. I don’t need them.


8 posted on 03/04/2012 8:40:53 AM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: idov
Reminds me of this Hamas map that doesn't show the existence of Israel.


9 posted on 03/04/2012 8:45:00 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: idov

For aviation navigation charts some countries, those 57 Muslims states Obama claims is the US, also require Israel to be taken off their charts.


10 posted on 03/04/2012 8:56:25 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: idov

I can’t see what you all are looking at. Can you help me out?


11 posted on 03/04/2012 8:57:12 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: kristinn
Yes, Israel is missing from that dropdown list...it should be between Ireland and Italy. And Palestine is listed as if it were a country.

So now we have confirmation that some of the folks at Disney are gratuitous Jew-haters.

12 posted on 03/04/2012 9:05:21 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: idov

I emailed a complaint with a few angry words. I’m sure they will get right on it.

But, seriously, this is pathetic on their part.


13 posted on 03/04/2012 9:25:12 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: kristinn

Barry stated this week that Michelle “allows” him to watch

ESPN every morning when they “exercise” together.

He’ll probably give his buds there a high five.


14 posted on 03/04/2012 9:36:58 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: idov
If I recall correctly Mercedes Benz did something similar a few years ago with a dealer map. James Taranto at WSJ exposed it and they removed the map.
15 posted on 03/04/2012 9:55:25 AM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: ItsForTheChildren

The link now times out. Removed or very busy?


16 posted on 03/04/2012 10:01:15 AM PST by Askwhy5times (http://bloggingredneck.blogspot.com/)
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To: NativeNewYorker

[So now we have confirmation that some of the folks at Disney are gratuitous Jew-haters.]

Self Jew haters as a Michael Eisner is Jewish.


17 posted on 03/04/2012 10:08:37 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Forgot to mention current self-loathing Jew CEO Bob Iger.


18 posted on 03/04/2012 10:15:31 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: bjorn14

Roy Disney ousted Eisner 5 or more years ago. Current CEO Robert Eiger is also Jewish. BTW, Iger is married to reporterette Willow Bay.


19 posted on 03/04/2012 10:33:18 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: FrPR

Interesting. So they are playing both sides. Here in the States they do not list Israel but they do list a “Palestine.”


21 posted on 03/04/2012 11:14:41 AM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: idov

Thank you idov for the information. I have sent a complaint to them.
Does anyone know if they ever listed Israel or is this something new?
This is the value of Free Republic, I would never have known this without the post here by idov.


22 posted on 03/04/2012 11:39:54 AM PST by CAconservitive
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To: CAconservitive

Here in Israel I notice that I get “Israel” automatically but I can switch to “Palestine.”


23 posted on 03/04/2012 12:17:33 PM PST by golux
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To: GunRunner

Can someone take a few screenshots and post them here?


24 posted on 03/04/2012 12:19:11 PM PST by golux
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To: idov

25 posted on 03/04/2012 1:17:25 PM PST by frankenMonkey (Attention Presidential Candidates: This Space For Rent. Inquire Within.)
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To: idov
I despise ESPN.

I despise 169 yards rushing called "a buck 69".

I want pc princess Chris Berman to finally take a crap and stop talking like he's in a perpetual valsalva maneuver.

26 posted on 03/04/2012 1:25:58 PM PST by Amagi (You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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To: idov

After following this link and issuing my complaint, I received an e-mail asking for the link to which I referred. I did that and received a follow-up email, proclaiming ignorance and requesting a screen shot....

Well, now...it just so happens...that link doesn’t work any more....

>http://www.espnamerica.com/oo/f1/tv-schedule/<

Try it, and let me know....


27 posted on 03/04/2012 5:55:10 PM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: frankenMonkey

Thank you!

You have helped me make them look silly in their denial and current lack of access to the site.


28 posted on 03/04/2012 6:02:45 PM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: idov

I thought it was common knowledge that ESPN is populated with a bunch of liberals. And like their cousins in the MSM, they’re more interested in creating the news than reporting it.


29 posted on 03/04/2012 6:07:20 PM PST by NittanyLion
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Thanks idov.
30 posted on 03/04/2012 7:57:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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31 posted on 03/05/2012 4:26:01 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: idov; frankenMonkey

well....they tell me, they’re on the case...with many thanks to frankenmonkey for posting the critical screen shots!
...from ESPN:

“Thank you for your reply.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. I have escalated the issue for review and we will make any necessary corrections as well as email you as soon as we hear back from our technical department. If you would like to follow up on the escalation, please reference the following ticket number: “


32 posted on 03/05/2012 5:20:03 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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