Bill Simmons Takes Issue With Variety Mention
Senior TV editor Brian Steinberg riles The Ringer maestro.
There are a number of ways a media figure or celebrity can object to press coverage. These include telephoning the author or broadcaster, emailing or going straight to one of the journalist’s superiors.
On Monday, Bill Simmons chose the more immediate avenue of Twitter and Variety’s senior TV editor Brian Steinberg was somewhat non-plussed. At issue for the Grantland and The Ringer maestro is the latter portion of this paragraph in Steinberg’s write-up about ESPN’s The Undefeated:
Despite the fact that the bulk of its revenue comes from advertising and affiliate fees, ESPN has been pushing more aggressively into digital-content realms.