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    I sent an e-mail to Le Anne Schreiber about Gregg Easterbrook's obvious hypocrisy in his latest column. She responded back to me last night. Here is her short and sweet response:

     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    I hope she rips into everyone at ESPN for what they've done since the beginning.
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    I'm sorry, but what is an Ombudsman? And if she works for ESPN, why would she be objective?
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    Thank you....
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    An Ombudsman is an independent representative of the people. Her job is to police ESPN's coverage and point out lies, biased journalism, misinformation, etc. She is not beholding to ESPN and has blasted them on numerous occassions. She has called out Easterbrook as a Belichick hater and questioned his involvement in the original Mike Fish article on Matt Walsh.

    Here is what she wrote February 10th about the Matt Walsh information:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=schreiber_leanne&id=3240223
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    Thanks for explaining. I never heard that term before.

    But, why is she waiting until 2 or 3 weeks later to investigate this? Shouldn't the minute Goodell essentially said "Not Guilty" she have been blasting Mike Fish and Hitler Youth Easterbrook?
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    Schreiber usually writes a monthly column. Even when she publishes more than one column in a month, she always publishes them on the same day or within a day or two of each other. She published her last column May 15th which was only days after Walsh speaking.
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    I agree that ombudsman can be just as biased as reporters. Biases are part of human nature. When they are, it is a shame. But Schreiber has seemed to be pretty much a straight shooter. She seems to believe in some integrity in journalism.
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    it is no longer a total lack or respect i have for espn and everyone that works there...i have had that for years....now it is a major psychotic f------ hatred
     
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    Thanks for sticking with this Rob. Michael Holley said the day after the Walsh testimony that one day soon scrutiny would begin to focus on the media and their irresponsible (bordering on irrational) handling of the coverage of this whole largely media driven tempest. It will come from serious journalists and acadamians who are mortified by associaion with these weasels. It's not that they had an agenda, per se, it's how sloppy they were in persuit of it that offends those people. Perhaps her piece on ESPN's role will be the first serious shot across the media bow. Although I liked Jim Nantz's take for openers. That is a little different since he's looking at it as a sports/football analyst. It needs to be assessed by journalists strictly on the basis of what it says about a segment of their profession behaving in a thoroughly unprofessional manner because they predetermined the end would justify the means.
     
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    I think I could only tolerate Colin Cowherd...
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    Don't hold your breath.

    An "ombudsman" is a fancy word for the lipstick a media outlet puts on its own pig. When they screw up, they assign the ombudsman to write a little me culpa wrist slap that is buried with the buy here/pay here furntiture store ads on page 89 and seen by nobody.

    By putting lipstick on their pigs in this fashion, they can claim with a straight face to have "integrity".
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    even if she writes somehting about ESPN's coverage it will be hidden in their website without the people who she might call out getting notified or reported.controversy is ESPN's agenda . they really dont keep the ombudsman for journalistic ethics just as a showpiece.
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    Reflecting on this media witch hunt for something that coaches and league executives are increasingly admitting is being done by all teams, I think we need a catchall term to describe their scandalous behavior

    Howabout - "Spygate-gate"?
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    Last time it was displayed pretty prominently. She also emails everyone who's contacted her. I assume that means someone like Florio would be able to post it and run with it, whether or not ESPN tried to bury it or not.
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    I just wrote her and sent her FRAME....will be interesting to see her response.

    I think she is our last hope as far as any kind of hope for ESPN realizing that when they became part of the story, they became biased.
     
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    While having the ombudsman is nice; and an ombudsman who actually takes an even handed approach to analyzing the the whole situation is nicer still.....in the end it doesn't matter a whole hill of beans.

    Unless the Ombudsman's article is posted in size 42 font on page 1 espn.com; this is the same thing as the page 1 NYT headline slamming someone with the correction on page 4 size 10 font. All anyone remembers is the headline; not the retraction.
     
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    Re: ESPN Ombudsman to investigate ESPN's coverage of Spygate

    Though the ombudsman role appears on the web site, it does not appear on television - specifically on NFL Live. Television is still a far more pervasive force in forming public opinions, and the four letters have more influence in the market of sports on TV than Home Depot does on home improvement, Lifetime does on women's made for TV movies, or Microsoft has on computers.
     
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    thank you!!!!!!!!
     
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