Was Skip Bayless Censored By ESPN Before Talking About Tim Tebow’s “Religious Persecution?”
Dylan Murphy 12:56 pm, August 18th, 2012
Here'a clip of ESPN's First Take that aired yesterday, in which Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless were set to "discuss" (read: scream like morons) Tim Tebow's latest GQ Magazine cover, in which he's posing like a crucified Jesus. It appears Skip is about to launch into one of his impassioned and impervious rants when the television feed abruptly cuts to commercial. (Go to :58).
When the ESPN feed cuts back in, Bayless is still speaking. That leads us to believe it was simply a production mistake. BUT THEN IT HAPPENS AGAIN (Go to 2:30). Another mid-speech commercial cut. Stephen A. Smith does get his two cents in, though, so whether or not ESPN is trying to avoid touchy statements on religion is up for debate. In any case, the whole situation is quite odd.
Or maybe, for once, they just wanted Skip Bayless to shut his mouth for the good of the country.