"I always thought that people focused way more on the act of the tweet itself than the sentiment and the factual basis of the tweet. It's like, 'Well, are we going to talk about the fact that it's true? Or are we just going to focus on the fact that it was tweeted?"
Both networks got the news out around the same time, but that was only as a ticker update on ESPN as opposed to Fox addressing it on-screen during studio programming. And that's a limitation of ESPN's pre-taping of studio programming.