Upsetting as it is for the talented, professional woman victimized, at least the Erin Andrews nude hotel video flap has produced some moments of comedy.
We’re referring to media coverage of the Erin Andrews hotel peep hole video, which was allegedly shot at two hotels and without the ESPN reporter’s knowledge or consent, and has been the target of massive online searches this week.
To say it’s been a bit hypocritical may be an understatement.
Exhibit A: The front page of yesterday’s New York Post, with its headline Peephole Outrage! How outrageous that someone would do this to Andrews indeed.
Not that it stopped them from posting a grainy shot of Erin Andrews naked …
Somehow, the New York Post decrying the “peephole pervert” exploiting the “sideline siren” rings hollow when it covers of the Erin Andrews scandal in this way.
Not surprisingly, ESPN banned the Post and its personnel after it posted nude pictures of Erin Andrews on its website, barely censored as shown above.
The Post is far from alone. CBS aired portions of the peep hole video on The Early Show, as did Bill O’Reilly on his excuse for a talk show this week.
Here’s a hilarious clip of Bill introducing the story with video, then saying he’s not going to show any more video because of how “disturbing” this is …
Amazingly, websites such as TMZ (and The Hollywood Gossip) have arguably shown the most restraint in not posting images or clips from the video.
Yes, even TMZ won’t go there because it’s a clear invasion of Erin Andrews’ privacy. That tells you something about CBS, Fox and the N.Y. Post.