ESPN Ombudsman: After nearly a 60-day summer siesta, Don Ohlmeyer finally got off the beach to write about the Arash Markazi-LeBron James-Vegas story (“The more the editors contemplated Markazi’s story and how it was gathered, the less it felt like a news report and the more it felt like tabloid “gotcha” journalism.”) and Jay Mariotti’s arrest (“In the Mariotti situation, ESPN’s coverage actually appears to have been professional and responsible. The network was criticized in the mailbag for not doing more, but more doesn’t seem to have been justified”). Ohlmeyer waited far too long to address these issues, as both are stale and nobody cares about Mariotti until his next court date.
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