ESPN Gets Embarrassed Again

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No network has a bigger sports presence than ESPN. Conversely, no outlet finds itself in more thorny situations because ESPN wants to be both a journalistic center and a partner with various sports networks. That raises perennial conflict-of-interest problems, because inevitably something will happen that requires a more objective, potentially embarrassing approach than a league would prefer, or a commentator or guest will say something on air, in print or online that can be easily create a controversy. The latter happened last week when longtime Democratic Party strategist and rabid LSU sport...

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