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Daniel Tosh yells at ESPN for doing its own viral segment

It might be intellectual property theft, but there’s nothing smart about it.


Miles Klee


Weirdos who digest their Internet in TV form are no doubt familiar with Tosh.0, a mysteriously popular and cheaply produced Comedy Central series that traffics in the biggest viral videos of the moment. With that business model, you’d think that host Daniel Tosh would hesitate to throw stones at anyone for biting “his” content, but here we are.

Tosh, who has frequently been taken to task by Reddit for “stealing” the stuff that they themselves have aggregated from myriad outside sources—and once fired back in kind—was livid to discover that ESPN’s SportsCenter was aping his “Web Redemption” feature, in which a subject who has committed an Internet “fail” gets the opportunity to score an “epic win.” His response? To gank SportsCenter’s “Sports Science” segment. Now that’s consistency.  

The sooner we admit there’s nothing new under the sun, and that all Taylor Swift music should be free, and that I am the person who invented Grumpy Cat, the happier we’ll be.

H/T Deadspin | Photo by Julian Jensen/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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