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L.A. Times pulls columnist's blog over Web fake
Yahoo News ^ | 4/21/06 | Dan Whitcomb

Posted on 04/21/2006 6:32:11 PM PDT by Liberty1970

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Times has suspended the blog of a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who posed as an Internet reader to defend his own column and attack his conservative foes.

The Times apparently learned of Michael Hiltzik's multiple identities from another blogger, Patrick Frey, who was slammed by the columnist under a pseudonym. Frey, author of a blog called Patterico's Pontifications (www.patterico.com), traced the writer back to Hiltzik's computer.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060421/wr_nm/media_latimes_dc_3

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: blogs; conservative; corruptmedia; hiltzik; latimes; liberal; lyingmedia; media; medialies; michaelhiltzik; pulitzer; weblogs
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Talk about a lame way to screw up.
1 posted on 04/21/2006 6:32:14 PM PDT by Liberty1970
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To: Liberty1970

Busted.


2 posted on 04/21/2006 6:34:02 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Temple Owl

ping


3 posted on 04/21/2006 6:35:13 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Liberty1970
What a dope.

Yey another Pulitzer-winner exposed as a fraud. (see the CIA-leak thread)
4 posted on 04/21/2006 6:39:30 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: Liberty1970

And the Pulitzer Prize is a measure of....??

(Just like the Nobel Peace Prize is a measure of....?)


5 posted on 04/21/2006 6:42:44 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Liberty1970

Yet another Pulitzer phony - ya gotta love it.


6 posted on 04/21/2006 7:05:24 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Liberty1970

Which Freepers were his conservative foes?


7 posted on 04/21/2006 7:07:02 PM PDT by dc27
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But he still gets to keep his job. Typical.


8 posted on 04/21/2006 7:09:29 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: Liberty1970
That's kind of like posting on your own opus using an different Freepname. Not that anyone on this site would stoop so low....
9 posted on 04/21/2006 7:14:22 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: Liberty1970
He was arging with his internet "hand-puppet".


10 posted on 04/21/2006 7:17:20 PM PDT by SquirrelKing
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To: Liberty1970
"We're just trying to find out what happened and make sure we're looking at all sides," Moynihan said. "When that's completed we'll make any further decisions if we feel they are warranted."

TRANSLATION: "We're going to act concerned until you forget about this story, then we'll do nothing"

11 posted on 04/21/2006 7:33:38 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: neverdem; Slings and Arrows; PatrickHenry; martin_fierro; AntiGuv; Chode; Ichneumon

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Katia Dumas STRIKES AGAIN!


12 posted on 04/21/2006 7:50:05 PM PDT by King Prout (The UN 1967 Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT.)
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To: King Prout

HA ha...
and the RATS take another one in the...

13 posted on 04/21/2006 8:00:13 PM PDT by Chode (1967 UN Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT. American Hedonist )
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To: Chode

14 posted on 04/21/2006 8:06:07 PM PDT by King Prout (The UN 1967 Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT.)
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To: Mo1; STARWISE; Miss Marple


HAR!


15 posted on 04/21/2006 8:07:30 PM PDT by onyx (Today is GOOD FRIDAY and MARY MC CHRISTMAS)
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To: onyx; Sam Hill

Multiple personalities huh??

They are morphing into Cybill now ?? ... *L*

hey Sam ... here's another Pulitzer Prize winner for ya


16 posted on 04/21/2006 8:18:03 PM PDT by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: Liberty1970

Its hard to believe that a 'reporter' feels the need to blog anonymously. And then trashes people that he writes stories about. What scum.


17 posted on 04/21/2006 8:23:34 PM PDT by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: King Prout

Need to practice some gun control.


18 posted on 04/21/2006 8:29:42 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: TASMANIANRED

it's all in tha wrist, dawlin'


19 posted on 04/21/2006 8:35:55 PM PDT by King Prout (The UN 1967 Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT.)
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To: Liberty1970
This kind of thing happens and has happened in a variety of forms for ages. I'm glad this guy was found out. Another black-eye for the LA Slimes.

10-15 years ago Microsoft used to employ such tactics (employees posing as independent voices) to push the mindshare of its business products.

20 posted on 04/21/2006 8:40:29 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Don't use illegals: HIREPATRIOTS.COM)
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