Skip to comments.(Boston) Globe fakes in all directions except right
Posted on 08/04/2006 1:45:07 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
Memo to the Globe: from now on, stick to stories you know something, or at least care, about.
Like gay marriage.
Now the boring broadsheet has run what appears to be another very badly reported fake news story. Stop me if youve heard this one before.
Is Dan Rather available for damage control? I can hear him now:
This story is true!
Disgraced CBS News producer Mary Mapes could not be reached for comment. Jayson Blair did not return repeated phone calls.
Memo to the Globe: This newspaper is no longer your competition. You are now going head-to-head with The Onion, Scrappleface and Weekly World News.
This latest front-page hoax could mean a Pulitzer for the Globe: for Best Fake News Story of 2006.
We used to call the people who worked for the Globe bow-tied bum-kissers.
But its worse now.
This is what happens when everyone on the staff wears an Ascot - or at least writes like hes wearing one. You dont have to have a trust fund to work at the Globe these days, but it helps.
Memo to the Globe: Hire a few people who know the streets, and I dont mean Brattle Street.
Hey, Marty Baron - What exactly was the rush about getting the fake story into your shrinking, shrieking newspaper? Did somebody in the Globes fake-news room have one too many brandy Alexanders before making the call to replate the front page for the city edition?
Its not every day, said a talk-show host yesterday, that the Globe gets had.
No, its just every other day.
Remember when the Globe solved the murder of the two Dartmouth professors on the front page? Only one problem: They got the wrong guy.
Remember when the Globe led the crusade for the release of the murderer who had become a drug addict during his time in Vietnam? Only one problem: The killer never served in Vietnam.
Remember when the Globe ran a still on the Metro front that had been taken from a porn movie, with the absurd claims of a moonbat city councilor that this might be evidence of American atrocities in Iraq? On that one, even their own reporter told her white-shoed Ivy League bosses back in the fake-news room that the story was absurd.
Memo to the Globe: When real newspapermen say, Never let the facts get in the way of a good story, theyre just kidding. And when they say, The story was too good to check, its a joke, dammit!
And then, of course, there was the Globes complicity in CBS bogus Texas Air National Guard (TANG) story about President Bush. An utter fraud, so naturally, it made Page One of the Globe. Days later, when even the Globes prevaricating parent, The New York Times, was backpedaling, the fops on Morrissey Boulevard were still running Page One headlines saying the story was true (even though the copy below actually admitted the opposite).
Fake, but accurate. That was Dan Rathers ultimate defense for his TANG hoax. I still have the Times headline on my office wall: Memos on Bush Are Fake But Accurate, Typist Says.
History now repeats itself. At the very bottom of their crow-eating story yesterday, the Globe finds a lawyer who says that the account by the hero whistleblower rings true, even if Modern Continental cannot find the memo he says he wrote.
Future headline in the Globe: Memo fake but rings true.
Memo to the Globe: Next time, leave the big stories on the Big Dig to the big boys. Youve become a journalistic embarrassment to the journalistic embarrassment that is The New York Times.
Patricia Smith could not be reached for comment.
The story about the memo is here.
Thanks for the link to the prior-day story about which Howie is riffing! Very interesting.
For readers from other climes, Brattle Street is an arty/trendy street near Harvard Square and Harvard University.
That is the sad state of the media in this country
Awesome, a well deserved broadside.
Awesome, a well deserved broadside.
The Boston Globe also printed the internet porn photos (that had ALREADY been exposed as fakes) as "evidence" of that US "troops" were "raping" "Iraqi" women.
They are a laughing stock and unfit for lining a birdcage.
As long as there are bird cages, there will be subscriptions to the Globe.
I wish the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the rest of that scumbag Democrat ilk would hurry up and die. Just die and be gone forever.
Bogus GI rape photos used as Arab propaganda (WorldNetDaily.com Wednesday, May 5, 2004 )
Turner's bogus photos [Boston Globe] (Boston.com News May 14, 2004 )
Those fake rape photos: Boston Globe attempts cover-up of fake rape pix (WorldNetDaily.com Friday, May 14, 2004)
Boston Globe ran FAKE Rape photos from.... Nation of Islam (Boston Herald 5/13/04 )
A week later AFTER the hoax, the drive by media was still playing their election year games.
Patricia Smith was fired shortly before Barnicle for making up stories.
The Glob couldn't slap Barnicle on the wrist after firing a female of color for doing similar things.
(Maybe the offenses were plagiarisms, it's been a while. Barnicle fills in for Matthews now and then, btw.)
Oh, and Jayson Blair worked/interned at the Glob...
Well, I, for one, don't want my canary reading that tripe.
I am assuming that they would white-out the inaccuracies. Replace when the only thing visible is the date.
Usually, any retractions are on page 22, right next to the bra ads....
The elite owners of ABCNNBCBS and publishers of the major dinosaur fishwraps are the modern day, Norman Bates. They are trying to keep the corpses alive by refusing to admit that they are dead and to bury them.
Barnicle was already on probation for plagiarizing Mike Royko.
Long before that, I thought Mike Barnicle's best stories were fabrications... stuff right out of the Urban Legends homepage ... but he was kinda amusing if you took him with a couple pounds of salt.
Barnicle qua Barnicle is kinda insipid so he fits right in with the Globe playbook. I was one of hundreds of people who canceled his subscription after the fake rape photograph story. I've never looked back.
I thought a couple of the more interesting "incidents" that he "documented" would make good tv story-lines.
How little did I know...
The people in Baaastin and Massasschusetts in general are so dumb, they buy the Globe and vote for Hanoi Kerry and Chappaquddick Kennedy.