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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 38
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2012-12-05 12:59:37 PM  
7 votes:
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 01:19:39 PM  
4 votes:
She should have no trouble getting a job at FOX then.
2012-12-05 02:54:21 PM  
2 votes:

Five Tails of Fury: I'm curious, but not curious enough to comply with their site wanting java turned on. Could someone please cut-and-paste please?


Five Tails of Fury: I'm curious, but not curious enough to comply with their site wanting java turned on. Could someone please cut-and-paste please?


Does that help? 

// You're welcome
2012-12-05 02:49:47 PM  
2 votes:

enderthexenocide: now they can investigate all those advice columnists who clearly make up all the letters they get.


The letters printed in advice columns aren't fabricated by the columnists - they're fabricated by bored Farkers...
2012-12-05 01:35:34 PM  
2 votes:
CROATON
2012-12-05 01:28:53 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:28:24 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:11:02 PM  
2 votes:
There is an implied contract between a newspaper and its readers. The paper prints the truth

Now THAT'S funny.
2012-12-05 08:48:53 PM  
1 votes:

Bungles: Quick Fixer: Bungles: 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

Enh, as long as you're not using your degree to get a job building bridges, spaceships, cars, factories, buildings, or other things that real people trust with their lives, I'm not that interested in how you got your degree.

Just as long as you're cool with the fact that because of people like you, the companies that actually have people putting their lives in trust to them don't care about anyone with your degree.



And companies that actually make serious money delight in it, because lying and charm are the top earners.

/screw ethics, dive like Scrooge McDuck.


So your the guy who told me you ran out of bacon egg mcmuffins last Tuesday at 9:50.

Well played sir, I'm sure you'll be assistant manger soon.
2012-12-05 04:19:11 PM  
1 votes:
Johnson Coggins? Next time try Joe Smith.
2012-12-05 03:30:14 PM  
1 votes:

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.



We've gone to war over similar bullshiat lies.

Maybe it's time that Bush and the NeoCon Crowd owned up?


/Sorry about that, Iraq
2012-12-05 03:29:06 PM  
1 votes:

ongbok: But I wonder what caused them to check her sources after so long?


RTFA.
In related news, the newspaper holds everyone's permanent record.
2012-12-05 03:12:10 PM  
1 votes:

Quick Fixer: Bungles: 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

Enh, as long as you're not using your degree to get a job building bridges, spaceships, cars, factories, buildings, or other things that real people trust with their lives, I'm not that interested in how you got your degree.

Just as long as you're cool with the fact that because of people like you, the companies that actually have people putting their lives in trust to them don't care about anyone with your degree.




And companies that actually make serious money delight in it, because lying and charm are the top earners.

/screw ethics, dive like Scrooge McDuck.
2012-12-05 02:48:22 PM  
1 votes:
1. The stories with suspect sourcing were typically lighter fare

(So, stuff that doesn't matter and no one cares about)

2. How did this happen? Or more important, how did we allow this to happen? It's a question we cannot satisfactorily answer.

See #1. Problem solved.

How am I so much smarter than the combined staff of this newspaper? Maybe they should do an expose on that.
2012-12-05 02:39:38 PM  
1 votes:

Matthew Keene: I worked for a news department in a radio station many years back where it was expected to pull an occasional quote out of your ass to embellish the product. Why yes, we had a fake traffic copter, too.


[barfblog.com image 300x400]


Did you ever win a Buckeye News Hawk award?
2012-12-05 02:34:33 PM  
1 votes:

Bungles: 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


Enh, as long as you're not using your degree to get a job building bridges, spaceships, cars, factories, buildings, or other things that real people trust with their lives, I'm not that interested in how you got your degree.

Just as long as you're cool with the fact that because of people like you, the companies that actually have people putting their lives in trust to them don't care about anyone with your degree.
2012-12-05 02:30:23 PM  
1 votes:

Griftin Rubes: Pride and joy and greed and sex
that's what makes cape cod the best


Success, success, success -
Doesn't matter
2012-12-05 02:27:44 PM  
1 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: Dogberry: Shattered.

Shadoobie.


Pride and joy and greed and sex
that's what makes cape cod the best
2012-12-05 02:22:50 PM  
1 votes:

Jake Havechek: Mike Barnicle also got busted for doing this. He's a dick.


He's been appropriately disciplined... every morning he has to sit next to Joe Scarborough and listen to his bullsh*t for 3 hours non-stop.
2012-12-05 02:19:00 PM  
1 votes:

CognaciousThunk: Johnson Coggins


"Johnson Coggins....I haven't gone by that name since, oh, before you were born...."
2012-12-05 02:08:10 PM  
1 votes:
Sounds like somebody read Drew's book and realized she didn't actually have to go anywhere to write articles, just change or make up names.
2012-12-05 02:07:43 PM  
1 votes:
"Please enable Java Script so we can flood your computer with our spyware. Pretty please."

Hmmm... no.
2012-12-05 02:05:52 PM  
1 votes:
she. ate. them.
2012-12-05 02:04:10 PM  
1 votes:
now they can investigate all those advice columnists who clearly make up all the letters they get.
2012-12-05 02:02:49 PM  
1 votes:
I worked for a news department in a radio station many years back where it was expected to pull an occasional quote out of your ass to embellish the product. Why yes, we had a fake traffic copter, too.


barfblog.com
2012-12-05 01:58:06 PM  
1 votes:

hocho064: I live on Cape Cod and am still here...if anyone cares :)


No, no one cares.
2012-12-05 01:50:42 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:48:21 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:42:32 PM  
1 votes:
i1079.photobucket.com
maybe they were turned into chips!


/Got nothing
/DNRTFA
2012-12-05 01:36:10 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:35:52 PM  
1 votes:

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

69!


scifipulse.net
2012-12-05 01:29:22 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:27:39 PM  
1 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Heywood Jablome wanted for questioning.


and his snow shoveling buddy, Gene Masseth
2012-12-05 01:25:02 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:24:01 PM  
1 votes:
"'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 01:18:34 PM  
1 votes:
Andre Linoge?

I guess they didn't give him what he wanted.
2012-12-05 01:17:05 PM  
1 votes:
So she a fiction writer.
2012-12-05 01:16:57 PM  
1 votes:

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

Now THAT'S funny.

 
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