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Let's see if anyone at the WWL listens...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Birdscribe, May 25, 2007.

  1. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Once again, the honorary conscience of SportsJournalists.comland gets the love she deserves.

  2. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Dammit. Can't read it. Not registered.
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Well then, how about the McCarthy column it's based off then?

  4. andykent

    andykent Member

    Try this link to Schreiber's actual article: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/mccarthy/2007-05-25-mccarthy-espn-ombudsman_N.htm
  5. andykent

    andykent Member

    Guess I need to type faster GB.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Nothing Le Anne or another ceremonial ombud writes, says or does will make the slightest dent the the way ESPN does things.
    It's unwatchable and only going to get worse... unless of course you're like my 12-year-old nephew and his friends who think SC is the greatest thing on TV.
  7. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Sorry 'bout that. Here's the Reader's Digest version, which summarizes McCarthy's column...

    ESPN Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber, whose two-year appointment began April 1, is “already making waves,” according to Michael McCarthy of USA TODAY. Schreiber received “overwhelming” support in e-mails from viewers after she “called out Sean Salisbury, Skip Bayless, Jay Mariotti and Woody Paige for yelling too much on the air.” Schreiber points to Bayless as one of the most “vehement and absolutist” personalities on the air, and said pitting him in debates against Stephen A. Smith on was “asking for disaster.” McCarthy notes Schreiber also “came down hard” on ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd for “urging listeners to shut down TheBigLead.com.” She also “doesn’t like the showboating she sees” on “SportsCenter.” She said too many anchors try to “make themselves more important than the news” (USA TODAY, 5/25).
  8. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    ESPN listening to its critics (even one of its own employees)? Please. Maybe they'll say something nice about her, but then talk behind her back.
  9. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    She'll be gone the day after she finally has the courage to do something that's long overdue: whack Chris Berman in the kneecaps, or 18 inches higher, for his !#%$!* sound effects while doing narration on highlights packages.
  10. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    She called out Skip Bayless, damn, I could kiss her!
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