ESPN’s first-ever ombudsman, George Solomon, made his debut Tuesday. Willing to take shots at specific news-value judgments on “SportsCenter,” the endless airings of the Kenny Rogers clip, and demanding corrections on incorrect stories, Solomon sounds like just the dose of honesty and professionalism that the Worldwide Leader needs. His column reads like Phil Mushnick’s, if Mushnick were less of a humorless asshole.
Solomon’s even willing to implore the panelists on “Around the Horn” to “tone it down a notch”- even though his own son is the producer of the show! I like this guy.Posted by Stephen Silver at July 12, 2005 11:58 PM