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Next ESPN ombud ... Don Ohlmeyer?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    If Daulerio's sources are correct, he will be ...

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Oh, goody. The guy who led the charge to rehabilite the image of one Orenthal James Simpson in October 1995 is going to critique how ESPN handles difficult cases involving the athletes who are their business partners and lifeblood. Remembering the piece he ordered up for "Dateline," I cannot wait for the journalistic holy water he will sprinkle, lending an air of truthiness to all it splashes.

    Mr. Solomon and Ms. Schreiber, you did fine work, but it appears you were just a bit too honest.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Is there any more useless job in America?
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Dunking coach for Albom?
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Ohlmeyer is a broadcasting legend - but the closest he ever came to journalism was firing Dennis Miller from Weekend Update on SNL.
  6. jimnorden

    jimnorden Member

    it was norm mcdonald. and it was a mistake.

    ohlmeyer hired dennis miller to be on MNF. and it was a mistake.
  7. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    I think you mean Norm MacDonald
  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Hasn't it been demonstrated that the ombudsman has zero impact on the way ESPN does business?
  9. jimnorden

    jimnorden Member

    an ombudsman at espn is like a kids urinal at a strip club. what's the point?
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Well then, yeah. My bad. I always thought an ombudsperson's job was intended to give the impression that the news organization cares about being open and transparent. I thought Schrieber did a great job, and maybe she didn't get ESPN to change its practices, but at least the Vince Dorias of the world had to defend what they are doing.
  11. The only time I "hit" the ESPN website is to view the Ombudsman's column, which is often linked from here.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    It was MacDonald. And Ohlmeyer fired him largely because of all the O.J. jokes.

    And now we're back to the first reply of the thread ...
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