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(Cape Cod Times)   69 people vanish without a trace on Cape Cod-- Local woman is suspected but released   (capecodonline.com) divider line 143
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2012-12-05 12:59:37 PM
Good job Cape Cod Times. Not only did they fully apologize for letting their readers down, but named and shamed the reporter too. Some publications would have just fired the reporter and said nothing, but you did the right thing.
 
2012-12-05 01:08:40 PM
Shattered.
 
2012-12-05 01:11:02 PM
There is an implied contract between a newspaper and its readers. The paper prints the truth

Now THAT'S funny.
 
2012-12-05 01:16:57 PM

Marcus Aurelius: There is an implied contract between a newspaper and its readers. The paper prints the truth

Now THAT'S funny.

 
2012-12-05 01:17:05 PM
So she a fiction writer.
 
2012-12-05 01:18:34 PM
Andre Linoge?

I guess they didn't give him what he wanted.
 
2012-12-05 01:19:39 PM
She should have no trouble getting a job at FOX then.
 
2012-12-05 01:19:56 PM
Journalistic Integrity or not, she's still a better writer than Stephany Meyers.
 
2012-12-05 01:22:51 PM
Is she related to spentmiles?
 
2012-12-05 01:24:01 PM
"'I looked at my wife. She looked back at me. We had the same guilty thought - Veterans Day - and we thought nothing about it except as a long weekend on the Cape until we saw that,' said Chipman, 46, a Boston resident. 'You live in the city and sometimes you forget about things like this - about things still mattering to people,' he said."

The editor didnt realize that real people do not speak in this manner? They ought to fire her too.
 
2012-12-05 01:24:13 PM
Heywood Jablome wanted for questioning.
 
2012-12-05 01:24:25 PM
I thought it was going to be this woman:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-05 01:24:59 PM
www.thestudiotour.com

That's tonight. Only on CBS.
 
2012-12-05 01:25:02 PM

Madbassist1: "'I looked at my wife. She looked back at me. We had the same guilty thought - Veterans Day - and we thought nothing about it except as a long weekend on the Cape until we saw that,' said Chipman, 46, a Boston resident. 'You live in the city and sometimes you forget about things like this - about things still mattering to people,' he said."

The editor didnt realize that real people do not speak in this manner? They ought to fire her too.



That read like a quote from a Stephen King novel.
 
2012-12-05 01:25:38 PM

Arkanaut: I thought it was going to be this woman:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x312]


DAMN YOOOOU
 
2012-12-05 01:26:05 PM
Hey, anybody else find it funny she stopped at 69? Huh?

69!
 
2012-12-05 01:26:46 PM
Does this mean Gene Masseth is no longer available for comment?
 
2012-12-05 01:27:39 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Heywood Jablome wanted for questioning.


and his snow shoveling buddy, Gene Masseth
 
2012-12-05 01:28:06 PM

KarmicDisaster: She should have no trouble getting a job at FOX then.


She's not bimbo enough.
 
2012-12-05 01:28:24 PM
Imagine the outrage if Fox News had to supply all the sources for their questions of things like: Is Obama going to ruin America? Some people think so...
 
2012-12-05 01:28:35 PM

KarmicDisaster: She should have no trouble getting a job at FOX then.


Seems more like the NYT type.
 
2012-12-05 01:28:42 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Good job Cape Cod Times. Not only did they fully apologize for letting their readers down, but named and shamed the reporter too. Some publications would have just fired the reporter and said nothing, but you did the right thing.


They do employee fact-checkers, as evidenced by the description of them doing some fact-checking on her. However, that should probably have happened before they published her bullshiat. Fact-checking, how does it work?
 
2012-12-05 01:28:53 PM
I find it highly unusual anyone would bother to check newspaper stories for accuracy any more.

I do not believe anything I see in the media at face value, I do not know anyone who does.

At least, if she has proven she can lie persuasively in the newspaper, she has qualified herself for a high paying job on television.
 
2012-12-05 01:29:22 PM
FTA: How did this happen? Or more important, how did we allow this to happen?

That's easy. Your editors are just as lazy as your reporters. Next question.
 
2012-12-05 01:29:23 PM

JoeyJoJo: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Heywood Jablome wanted for questioning.

and his snow shoveling buddy, Gene Masseth


Here we go again
 
2012-12-05 01:29:28 PM
All those people didn't disappear. They're in the Washington DC projects shooting up with an 8 year old heroin addict named "Jimmy".

/pulitzer
 
2012-12-05 01:30:11 PM
She's making stuff up for human interest stories...

splitsider.com
 
2012-12-05 01:31:34 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2012-12-05 01:33:55 PM
Broads don't belong in broadcasting.
 
2012-12-05 01:35:11 PM
They should check to see if an old sail based coastguard vessel disappeared too, last reported to be captained by a black woman that was into samurai swords and known lesbian...

/just saying
 
2012-12-05 01:35:34 PM
CROATON
 
2012-12-05 01:35:46 PM
It was the same aliens that took the Roanoke Colony, they needed fresh slaves.
 
2012-12-05 01:35:52 PM

John Redcorn: Hey, anybody else find it funny she stopped at 69? Huh?

69!


scifipulse.net
 
2012-12-05 01:36:10 PM

xxmedium: Arkanaut: I thought it was going to be this woman:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x312]

DAMN YOOOOU


Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!
 
2012-12-05 01:36:28 PM

doubled99: CROATON


/there it is
 
2012-12-05 01:36:40 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-05 01:38:01 PM
eh. Sounds like the paper just plagairized this:
The New Republic's Apology To Our Readers: A Report
TNR has completed its investigation of the articles written by Stephen Glass, the former associate editor whom we dismissed for fabricating three recent stories and parts of a fourth. We thoroughly rechecked 37 remaining pieces; as a final step, we sought comment from Glass, who made further admissions.
We believe that each of the following articles by Glass contains at least some fabricated material: "All Wet" (February 16, 1998), "Clutch Situation" (February 16, 1998), "Gift of the Magnate" (January 26, 1998), "State of Nature" (January 19, 1998), "Ratted Out" (December 22, 1997), "Anatomy of a Policy Fraud" (November 17, 1997), "No Free Launch" (November 3, 1997), "Kicked Out" (October 20, 1997), "Cheap Suits" (October 6, 1997), "The Young and the Feckless" (September 8 & 15, 1997), "Déjà Coup" (August 11 & 18, 1997), "Low Blows" (August 4, 1997), "Peddling Poppy" (June 9, 1997), "After the Fall" (May 26, 1997), "A Fine Mess" (April 21, 1997), "The Jungle" (April 7, 1997), "Spring Breakdown" (March 31, 1997), "Writing on the Wall" (March 24, 1997), "Don't You D.A.R.E." (March 3, 1997), "Rock the Morons" (February 10, 1997), "Holy Trinity" (January 27, 1997), "Probable Claus" (January 6 & 13, 1997), "Hazardous to Your Mental Health" (December 30, 1996).
Though no degree of fabrication is acceptable, we note that the amount of such material in these articles varies widely. Three of them ("All Wet," "Clutch Situation," "Ratted Out") could be considered entirely or nearly entirely made up. In a few other cases, the false material consists of brief anecdotes or quotations in an otherwise broadly factual story.
The usual pattern, which the following examples may illustrate, is a blend of fact and fiction. "Anatomy of a Policy Fraud" consists largely of valid reporting about the Clinton administration's approach to cutting crime. But it also cites made-up sources such as the "Cops & Justice Foundation"; a supposed Republican poll on crime; "Donny Tye, a former California police officer"; and a "senior Justice staffer."
To cite another instance, "Don't you D.A.R.E.": It is true that some of the anti-drug program's critics have felt pressured to soften or change their views. But Glass fabricated some of the persons who purportedly had negative experiences with D.A.R.E., including "Daniel, a young professor at an Illinois college" and "James, a television news producer." Also invented are an "NBC employee" and a "Justice Department official" to whom Glass attributed information.
In "Peddling Poppy," Glass's account of a Hofstra University conference on the Bush presidency, "The First Church of George Herbert Walker Christ," "Mary Ung" of the "Committee for the Former President's Integrity," and "a small skydiving industry newsletter" called Jump Now are invented. Finally, in "Spring Breakdown," Glass's portrayal of a 1997 conservative political conference in a Washington hotel, Glass made up the article's accounts of drug use, drinking, and sexual harassment by young conference attendees.
We offer no excuses for any of this. Only our deepest apologies to all concerned.
The Editors
 
2012-12-05 01:39:21 PM
Say it ain't so, Michael Lerner!

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-05 01:39:39 PM

KarmicDisaster: She should have no trouble getting a job at FOX then.


That's funny... since the Cape Cod Times is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp (through Dow Jones).
 
2012-12-05 01:42:32 PM
i1079.photobucket.com
maybe they were turned into chips!


/Got nothing
/DNRTFA
 
2012-12-05 01:45:32 PM
More like "Local woman is suspected but let go", amirite Subby?

Get it? She lost her job?
 
2012-12-05 01:46:38 PM
YES! My Erasonator is a complete success, it erases people right out of history.
 
2012-12-05 01:46:49 PM
Bah, my university essays had innumerable fictional books in the bibliography. "Douglas Wallace" wrote about everything from postmodern architecture to Elizabethan drama, depending on what quote invention an essay required. Usually he was published on university presses or journals that have a very patchy electronic databases.

You want to go hunt for that article on "Pre-Roman Animal Sexuality" professor, in the sub-library basement with all the 70s hard-copies of the Classics History Journal? Be my guest sir.

/got a First in both degrees, top of the year in one
//suck it, The Man
 
2012-12-05 01:46:55 PM

stickandmove: Does this mean Gene Masseth is no longer available for comment?


To quote Captain America:

"Son, just don't."
 
2012-12-05 01:47:08 PM

KarmicDisaster: She should have no trouble getting a job at FOX then.


Came to say this.

But I wonder what caused them to check her sources after so long? It seems that she was just writing fluff pieces for a column buried on page 10. Doesn't seem that they would just start looking into her sources on a whim since she wasn't writing anything of any real consequence that probably wasn't paid much attention to. I betting somebody close to her that she pissed off dropped a dime to the paper that she was making all of her pieces up.
 
2012-12-05 01:48:21 PM
Jerry Hall: Oh, I do some modeling, I wrote a book, and I'm into rock and roll.

Tommy Flanagan: Oh, yeah? I wrote a book about rock and roll. Yeah, it was about the guy who invented rock and roll. Yeah, that's it! In fact, it was.. it was an autobiography! Yeah!
 
2012-12-05 01:50:42 PM
This is why I couldn't be a journalist. I discovered in school that my grades in english courses improved substantially when I started making shiat up on papers. My teachers didn't check my sources, they just ran it through google or whatever they use to detect plagarism. My lies were my own, completely original, and apparently more compelling to read than when I used real information.

The ironic thing is this: that kind of busywork is assigned in order to teach due diligence in research and source-citing, but my teachers weren't demonstrating due diligence any more than I was. If they had, I would've been caught.
 
2012-12-05 01:51:08 PM
content7.flixster.com

..approves of the resolution...
 
2012-12-05 01:51:24 PM
Often overheard muttering to herself "If I had walls, this is where they would be."
 
2012-12-05 01:51:51 PM
you can definitely count me as a 69 person
 
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