ESPN Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer tackled the network’s lack of coverage surrounding the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger scandal. Elease E. from Bloomfield, N.J. fired off an angry e-mail to Ohlmeyer on the topic:

“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I am so sick of ESPN deciding that it is going to ignore the stories that demand exploration, while choosing to beat other stories to death. When the story involving Brett Favre [allegedly] sending naked images of himself to a female Jets’ employee happened, you had nothing to say about it. Why is it that media outlets such as yours have no problem tearing down other athletes ad nauseum, while others get a pass? Your station’s love affair with Favre is insulting and sickening.”

Ohlmeyer points out that other mainstream media organizations (USA Today, New York Times) didn’t originally report on the story because they were waiting for dependable corroboration and that “different media organizations have different standards.” Read more