A Massachusetts daily newspaper apologized to its readers after an internal investigation concluded that a veteran reporter wrote dozens of stories that included people who don’t exist. The Cape Cod Times said Karen Jeffrey, 59, a writer for the Times since 1981, “admitted to fabricating people in some of these articles and giving some others false names.” In a column published Tuesday titled “An apology to our readers,” Publisher Peter Meyer and Editor Paul Pronovost wrote:
Comments: Nothing like a good fabrication. MSM has been doing that for Obama for years. This, however, indicates a talent that could only be learned in journalism school.
Haaaa! Yeah, right. Their ´sacred role´ is to tell the truth. I laugh in their general direction! They forgot the ´Obama caveat´, which means, "if we don´t report it, it´s because it might reflect negatively on ´The Won´".
Spare me. They´re in the same league as the NYTimes, WaPo, etc.
FTA:"Papers have personalities, and no two are exactly alike, but at the end of the day, facts are facts. And a good newspaper holds nothing more sacred than its role to tell the truth. Always. As fully and as fairly as possible. This is our guiding principle, so it is with heavy heart that we tell you the Cape Cod Times has broken that trust."
Ha ha ha, stop it! You´re making my sides ache! Ha, ha! That´s a good one.
If you want to be an attorney, doctor, electrician, general contractor, plumber, asbestos remover, etc, you have to be tested and certified. If you want to be a journalist, you need a pencil or a tape recorder...
The Mrs., the kids, and I lived on Cape Cod for almost 20 years and subscribed to this rag for the whole tour...don´t even remember her. Probably because the rag had such a leftwing slant in everything...from the front page to the editorial page...we skipped over most of the "hard hitting" stuff. Fact is, we read it solely for the ads, sports scores, local news (slanted left wherever possible), and the classifieds. The local paper (The Falmouth Enterprise) was so leftwing we couldn´t stomach it. Saul Alinsky would´ve loved it.
Like the majority of Mass. papers, the CCT endorsed Romney and Brown this time around. (The Daily Kos was very angry at them for so doing.) Not that it mattered, ultimately. But it is interesting that so many ordinarily left-leaning Mass. papers endorsed the two Republicans, stating that Obama had been a flop as president.
It still disturbs me that so many liberal papers around the country endorsed Romney. And yet Obama won.
This woman got away with faking it for so long she probably thought she´d never get caught. Sooner or later, they always do.
Jeffrey also reported that a former Mass. Senator drove a car off a bridge with a woman inside it and abandoned her to drown, that a Mass. Senator who became President was a notorious fornicator, and that this President and his married brother had wild carousals with a famous movie star. Oh. Wait. That was all true! Never mind.
Weren´t the characters in Barry´s book composites and events were as he remembered them. In other words, he lied alot, and embellished even more, to make himself look noble and brilliant and "deep". He is considered a literary genius. What´s the difference between him and someone who makes up characters?
Three years ago, New Jersey regulators suspended abortion provider Steven Brigham´s medical license for endangering and deceiving patients. During the suspension hearing, he testified that he was covered by medical malpractice insurance. Now, as Brigham, 57, tries to regain his license, New Jersey prosecutors have submitted evidence that his sworn statement was yet another lie. They allege that not only did he stop carrying required liability insurance around 2006, but last month produced a phony insurance policy when forced to back up the statement.
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The faculty at a middle school in Connecticut has just about had it up to *here* with all of those tired, forced references to the Geico "Hump Day" commercial that your dad loves so much. They´re so fed up with students quoting the camel commercial that they´ve banned all references to the spot, which is, apparently, a thing that seemed reasonable to them. "Everybody´s walking around in the hallways and saying it´s hump day in that weird voice," said Brooke Lewis, who is a student at Vernon Center Middle School.
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