ESPN ends torrid fling with Ashley Madison

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You can add "ESPN is yanking a commercial for an infidelity matchmaking service" to the list of sentences we never thought we’d read. According to ABC News, the sports network was asked by its parent company, Disney, to stop running TV commercials for AshleyMadison.com, a dating Web site for not-so-happily-marrieds. The cheating service’s president, Noel Biderman, is taking this as well as could be expected for a professional enabler. ESPN, he contends, is silly with beer ads, and he doesn’t see much difference between that product and his. Interesting. If he has time, we have some other things we’d like him to compare.

—Posted by David Kiefaber