My letter to the ombudsman: Ms. Schreiber: It's disheartening to see that, despite your previous take on the subject, Gregg Easterbrook is allowed to continue his thoroughly irrational crusade against all things Patriots. In his first few paragraphs alone he distorts some facts, outright lies about others, and dabbles in character assassination, to boot. Tom Brady, a "smiling sybarite" who is "hiding something?" How does something like that make it past what I assume to be several editors who should know better? ESPN should be collectively ashamed of itself. Regardless of the teams involved, this type of journalistic McCarthyism should never be tolerated at any institution, let alone at the Worldwide Leader. I don't want to consider that ESPN not only condones but encourages him to continue writing his vitriol just to boost ratings, so to speak. However, with each passing week, it certainly looks more and more like that is the case. What are the chances that ESPN would consider publishing a reader's response to Easterbrook? If so, I'd seek no compensation whatsoever, only an audience to point out how he has delved so deeply into rhetoric and lies that he can no longer be considered a sports journalist. All I want is an opportunity to set the record straight, because the people who have suffered through Easterbrook's ethical breakdown, yet have remained loyal to ESPN, deserve at least that much. Thank you.