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We repeat: We find it hysterical that ESPN has hired an ombudsman โ€” former Washington Post editor George Solomon โ€” to tell it when it's operating outside the boundaries of journalistic ethics. We mean, it's ESPN: Duh. Anyway, Solomon does his monthly tilting at windmills this morning, and as always, you imagine ESPN head honcho Mark Shapiro nodding in mock agreement and then going out and doing the exact opposite of what Solomon suggests.

The hot topic this week is "Quite Frankly With Stephen A. Smith," which Solomon suggests was overhyped. Money quote: "I saw more attitude from Smith than opinion." Really.

Can Smith's Show Live Up To The Hype? [ESPN]