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  • Jonah Lehrer’s Journalistic Misdeeds at

    09/01/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | August 31, 2012 | Charles Seife
    For the past three months, Jonah Lehrer, science journalist, author of three books, and (former) New Yorker staff writer has been under siege. In mid-June, he was accused of recycling his old work and publishing it as new. Since then, a number of accounts assert that Lehrer committed the two mortal sins of journalism: fabrication and plagiarism. Before Lehrer joined The New Yorker, he was one of the premier bloggers at; the site still boasts several hundred blog posts he wrote for his Frontal Cortex blog. Quite naturally, when the Lehrer scandal first broke, the editors at worried...
  • NBC Reports Romney Bully Story Labeled 'Factually Incorrect' By Family of Alleged Victim

    05/11/2012 12:30:36 PM PDT · by Kevin C · 31 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/11/12 | Kyle Drennen
    At the end of a full report on Friday's NBC Today, based on a Washington Post hit piece that accused Mitt Romney of bullying of a gay high school classmate, correspondent Peter Alexander admitted the story may be false: "NBC News isn't naming the student who was allegedly bullied....Late last night, his sister told NBC News that his portrayal in the Washington Post story is 'factually incorrect'..." Despite that important detail, the network morning show still decided to promote the accusations. At the top of the show, co-host Ann Curry teased: "Prep school bully? Mitt Romney responds to a report...
  • 50 Years Later, a Bullying Case Snares Romney

    05/10/2012 7:08:30 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 76 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | May 10, 2012 | ASHLEY PARKER and JODI KANTOR
    The day after President Obama endorsed gay marriage, Mitt Romney found himself responding to allegations that as a teenager he taunted a prep school classmate who later came out as gay.
  • Syria Gay Girl in Damascus blog a hoax by US man

    06/12/2011 9:50:25 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 12 2011 | BBC Mobile
    A blog purportedly written by a gay woman in Syria, which described life in Damascas amid the current political unrest, has been revealed to be a hoax. A Girl Gay in Damascus gained a worldwide readership and was closely followed by news organisations. But the true author has now come forward - Tom MacMaster, an American man studying in Scotland. Many Syrian activists have reacted angrily, accusing him of trivialising or even harming their cause. "One day if I'm kidnapped by my government, many readers won't care because I could turn out to be another Amina," wrote one Lebanese blogger....
  • ‘Paula Brooks,’ editor of ‘Lez Get Real,’ also a man

    06/15/2011 12:25:01 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/13/2011 | by Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell
    ...“Paula Brooks,” editor of Lez Get Real since its founding in 2008, is actually Bill Graber, 58, who said he is a retired Ohio military man and construction worker that had adopted his wife’s identity online... Brooks’s identity came under suspicion after news broke that a woman called Amina Arraf on the blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus” might not really be a Syrian lesbian. Over the weekend, as journalists, bloggers and fans of Amina hunted for clues to the identity behind the blog, Brooks came under review as a possible suspect. Liz Henry, a Web producer at, questioned...
  • Newsweek: 10 worst predictions of the decade

    11/15/2009 3:48:12 PM PST · by Justaham · 30 replies · 2,076+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 11-15-09
    Newsweek intentionally left out Obama from the list (that he would save the world.) And no surprise, 3 of the 10 are Republicans (or maybe more.)
  • Scozzafava-now a word in the urban dictionary: Scozzafavaed

    11/08/2009 3:19:13 PM PST · by Justaham · 20 replies · 848+ views
    You know you've made it when you're in the dictionary. But you know you've made it in a humorous way when you appear in the Urban Dictionary., which tracks pop culture terms, has added one more: Scozzafavaed. Referring to Dede Scozzafava, the moderate Republican assemblywoman who pulled out of New York's District 23 race and threw her support behind the Democrat. To be "Scozzafavaed", as defined by, is to be "Purged of moderation, e.g., within in a Congressional district." It can also mean "Inadvertently revealed internal chaos, e.g., within in a political Party." As an adjective: "Doomed due...
  • NFL's Greatest Nightmare: Rush Limbaugh

    10/07/2009 12:12:02 PM PDT · by rface · 87 replies · 4,053+ views
    WashPost ^ | 10.07.09 | Mike Freeman
    Limbaugh is going to change the name of the team from the Rams to the Nappy-Headed Hos..Rush Limbaugh might one day own the St. Louis Rams. Hell, sometimes these column thingies write themselves. The only thing that could make this news even more fantastic is if in his first two acts as owner Limbaugh traded for Donovan McNabb and made Jesse Jackson the head coach. Followed by Ann Coulter's hiring as general manager. My head exploded after hearing this Limbaugh news. How exactly will Limbaugh address the team after he purchases them? "I just want to introduce myself and say...
  • Former prosecutor says he lied about Polanski case

    10/01/2009 8:12:16 AM PDT · by Dacula · 20 replies · 1,510+ views
    AP ^ | October 01, 2009 07:36 AM EDT | ANTHONY McCARTNEY
    AP can not post details
  • Nonpartisan "news" outlet soliciting health-care horror stories

    09/17/2009 9:17:35 PM PDT · by cva41 · 25 replies · 799+ views
    Hotair ^ | 9/17/2009 | Hotair - comments
    The source link is to the comment section at Hotair. This link is to the referenced questionaire
  • Obama camp plant fake doc, Che fan at Jackson Lee forum

    08/17/2009 1:32:03 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies · 1,624+ views
    lonestartimes ^ | Matt Bramanti
    I was reading the Chron’s piece about Sheila Jackson Lee’s town hall, when something caught my eye: One supporter, Dr. Roxana Mayer, a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district, praised the reform plan for overhauling a broken system. “I don’t know what there is in the bill that creates such panic,” she said. In this video, Mayer claims to be a general practitioner, eliciting applause and even a hug from Queen Sheila: I’m not sure why, but something didn’t smell right. So my colleagues and I did a little digging, and wouldn’t you know it? Roxana Mayer...
  • That Stench? The Rotting Corpse Of American Journalism

    08/13/2009 10:36:08 AM PDT · by sdkruiser · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 08/13/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    Here's a story I talked about while recording a guest host spot on Raisin' Hale (for my good friend Tabitha Hale) on last night. Michelle Malkin explores it today with some bonus material. The free press in the United States once stood for something. The Constitution ensured its freedom so it could act as a vigilant watchdog for the citizens of this country. The classic modern example is Watergate, of course. An unhinged, dishonest president thoroughly abused his position and would have gotten away with it had it not been for the efforts of two newspaper reporters. That's the...
  • Murder for ratings? Brazil cops suspect TV host

    08/11/2009 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Google/AP ^ | August 11, 2009 | Alan Clendenning and Stan Lehman
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — In one murder after another, the "Canal Livre" crime TV show had an uncanny knack for being first on the scene, gathering graphic footage of the victim. Too uncanny, say police, who are investigating the show's host, state legislator Wallace Souza, on suspicion of commissioning at least five of the murders to boost his ratings and prove his claim that Brazil's Amazon region is awash in violent crime. Police also have accused Souza of drug trafficking. "The order to execute always came from the legislator and his son, who then alerted the TV crews to get...
  • CNN Bozo Accidentally Outs His Source; Palins Threaten Legal Action On Divorce Smear

    08/02/2009 8:18:27 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 339 replies · 20,668+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8.2.09 @ 8:53PM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    An attorney for Sarah Palin has delivered a letter threatening legal action against an anti-Palin blogger who was the source of a divorce rumor that the attorney for the former Alaska governor called "categorically false." Publication of the letter at a Web site that repeated the rumor has uncovered circumstantial evidence that the anti-Palin blogger "Gryphen" is a kindergarten teacher at an Anchorage elementary school.... CNN stringer/anti-Palin blogger Dennis Zaki published ... a copy of a letter from Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein, ordering "Gryphen" to retract the allegations -- calling them "complete fabrications, false and defamatory" -- or face...
  • Times Removes Doctored Photos From Website

    07/09/2009 6:31:52 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 14 replies · 928+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 9, 2009 | Don Irvine
    The New York Times has removed photos from its website that appear to have been digitally altered. From Fishbowl NY Editor & Publisher noticed that the New York Times had taken down a slideshow of photos by Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins that had appeared in this Sunday's magazine depicting abandoned house construction projects in the wake of the financial crisis. Now, instead of the gallery online, there is a short statement from the paper: "The pictures in this feature were removed after questions were raised about whether they had been digitally altered." It's unclear who made the original allegations of...
  • Naked Editor with Wings allegedly fabricated sources

    06/26/2009 1:51:20 PM PDT · by JohnKSmith · 2 replies · 452+ views
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | June 26, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    Sometimes you just have to laugh out loud at those who consider themselves to be "conscious, enlightened, and progressive". HawaiiReporter: "The University of Hawaii has confirmed that from January 2008 to May 2009, the editor, Kris DeRego, made up the names of 21 sources in his articles and quoted eight people identified as students who were not enrolled at the time the articles were published." Akamai readers will remember that the Honolulu Advertiser endorsed DeRego for Board of Education in 2006. After semi-naked pictures emerged of Mr DeRego with airbrushed wings emerged on the internet, he was defeated by John...
  • BMI's Gainor Tells House Subcommittee Liberal Bias Has Hurt Newspapers

    04/23/2009 8:41:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 1,660+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 23, 2009 | Matthew Philbin
    On April 21, the Business and Media Institute's Dan Gainor testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Courts and Competition Policy in a hearing on "A New Age for Newspapers." As MRC's Tim Graham wrote on April 22, the hearing was spurred by the steady drumbeat of newspaper closings around the country, and calls from some Democrat lawmakers to bail out and subsidize the newspaper business. While others testified on newsprint business models and the impact of the Internet, Gainor's statement to the subcommittee highlighted liberal bias as a major factor in the industry's decline. "The concept of a journalist as...
  • New York Times Nears Insolvency

    04/23/2009 7:28:42 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | April 23, 2009 | Don Irvine
    According to a report in the New York Post the venerable New York Times is much worse off financially than anyone predicted.
  • Pulitzer outrage

    04/23/2009 5:15:02 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 33 replies · 3,003+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 23 Apr 09 | Bill Gertz
    Retired military analysts are reacting with outrage that the Pulitzer committee awarded one of its prestigious prizes for a story discredited by an independent investigation, special correspondent Rowan Scarborough reports.
  • Hard Times: Gift Cards Are Used For Cash, Necessities

    12/30/2008 9:10:52 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies · 953+ views
    CNBC ^ | 12/30/2008 | Staff
    Most consumers use these sites to get cash—though usually at less than the gift card's face value—or to swap for other gift cards that can be used to buy food and other necessities. But others are approaching shoppers directly, gift cards in hand. I experienced this firsthand while scouring the stores for bargains a few days after Christmas. A woman approached me in a department store, asking if I could use a $25 store gift card to buy the sweater I was holding in return for cash. She said she had recently lost her job and needed the money. When...
  • Publishing Fakes

    12/25/2008 8:28:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,311+ views ^ | December 25, 2008 | Emmet Terrell
    WASHINGTON -- The decline of The New York Times continues, alas and egad. On Monday, the Times was duped by some scoundrel who sent the newspaper's Web site a rude e-mail about Caroline Kennedy. It supposedly was signed by Bertrand Delanoe, the mayor of Paris. Now the Times has had to admit: "We posted a letter that carries the name of Bertrand Delanoe, the mayor of Paris, sharply criticizing Caroline Kennedy. This letter was a fake. It should not have been published. Doing so violated both our standards and our procedures in publishing signed letters from our readers." Well, I,...
  • New York Times Apologizes for Publishing Phony Letter From Paris Mayor

    12/22/2008 12:44:02 PM PST · by Joiseydude · 39 replies · 1,170+ views ^ | Monday, December 22, 2008
    NEW YORK -- The New York Times admitted Monday it published a fake letter purportedly from the mayor of Paris criticizing Caroline Kennedy's bid for a U.S. Senate seat as "appalling" and "not very democratic." In a note posted Monday on its Web site, the Times said the letter signed by Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe was a fake and should not have been published because it violated the paper's standards and procedures for publishing signed letters.
  • Alaska Party Official Says Palin Was Not a Member

    09/03/2008 7:30:43 AM PDT · by GVnana · 43 replies · 295+ views
    NYT (Slimes) ^ | 8/2/2008
    September 2, 2008, 10:32 pm Alaska Party Official Says Palin Was Not a Member By The New York Times The chairwoman of an Alaskan political party that advocates a vote on the state’s secession from the union said Tuesday that she had been mistaken when she said Gov. Sarah Palin was a member of the group. A front-page story in The New York Times on Tuesday and articles in other news media reported that Ms. Palin was a member of the Alaska Independence Party for two years in the 1990’s. The information in the Times article was based on a...
  • Black Republicans Conflicted On Obama

    07/23/2008 1:09:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies · 227+ views ^ | July 23, 2008 | Adrienne T. Washington
    If anyone could lay claim totheir state's Republican Party, it's Deborah Burstion-Donbraye of Cleveland. The 53-year-old international business consultant is the former outreach director for the Ohio Republican Party, for starters. She helped deliver the swing state to President Bush in his 2004 re-election bid in which he garnered 16 percent of the black vote. Among her Republican credentials, Mrs. Burstion-Donbraye worked in several high-level positions during the Reagan and Bush administrations of the late 1980s and was the press secretary for George W. Bush's Texas gubernatorial campaign in 1994. In the 1980s, she was an assistant national desk editor...
  • My letter to the Washington Post's Editors after their hit piece on my hometown (Vanity)

    07/02/2008 8:04:10 PM PDT · by wastedpotential · 23 replies · 154+ views
    7/3/2008 | Ron Miller
    First, here is a link to my post yesterday about this article: To Whom It May Concern: When I first heard that Findlay, OH been chosen for an article by such a prestigious paper like the Washington Post, I was glad for our community to get the exposure. Then I read with disgust the article by Eli Saslow in our local paper. It is obvious to me that Mr. Saslow came to our city with an agenda - one to show how only unenlightened, racists believing wild and untrue stories about the candidate could possibly be against Obama. He...
  • The condensed version of my letter to the editor used by the Washington Post

    07/03/2008 11:25:12 AM PDT · by wastedpotential · 3 replies · 123+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/3/2008 | Ron Miller
    It is obvious to me that reporter Eli Saslow came to our city with an agenda -- to show that only unenlightened racists who believe wild and untrue stories about Sen. Barack Obama could possibly be against the candidate. Mr. Saslow chose an older portion of town with older residents and then ascribed their supposed views to our entire city.
  • Asa Coon MySpace page a fake

    10/11/2007 10:10:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 749+ views
    Cleve. Plain Dealer ^ | 10/11/07 | Christopher Evans
    A Utah teenager has admitted creating a fake Asa Coon Web page on the social networking site Posing as the gunman in Wednesday's shooting at Success Tech Academy in Cleveland, the 19-year-old creator of the fake Web site said in an email exchange with the Plain Dealer: "I don't generally give out personal information ... I, like many others (search for any famous person) make fake profiles on MySpace for the sole purpose of giving people a place to vent their thoughts and feelings." Several national television news organizations and Web sites have quoted from Coon's page as real....
  • Clarence Thomas Confirms CNN's Toobin Never Spoke To Him; Toobin Calls Thomas 'a Nut'

    10/04/2007 11:07:31 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 74 replies · 3,291+ views ^ | 10/4/2007 | Tim Graham
    During his Monday smackdown on the Laura Ingraham radio show, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin declined to say yes or no when Laura asked him if he had ever met or interviewed Justice Clarence Thomas before he claimed the Justice was "furious all the time." Toobin declined to say yes or no, but suggested Laura should ask Thomas. In a soundbite Ingraham aired at the top of the 10 am hour on Thursday, after his hour-long interview was done, Thomas confirmed that he granted no interview to Toobin. Thomas said he "would have no clue" who Toobin was if he saw...
  • Who Should You Believe - AP or Bloggers?

    12/22/2006 2:53:11 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 625+ views
    Wuzz a dem ^ | December 16, 2006 | Captain Jamil ?
    Hi, I'm a blogger.
  • AP Stonewalls, "Jamil Hussein" Still Missing

    12/22/2006 10:35:33 PM PST · by george76 · 49 replies · 2,184+ views
    little green footballs ^ | December 21, 2006
    Another search through different avenues has failed to turn up AP’s source for more than 60 reports of atrocities and murders: The AP (non-)responds and another search comes up empty.
  • Sock Puppet Sinks Pundit - How Lee Siegel's antics made The New Republic into an even bigger joke

    09/20/2006 12:39:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,336+ views
    Reason ^ | September 19, 2006 | Cathy Young
    In recent years, The New Republic, one of the nation's leading magazines of political and cultural commentary, has been embarrassed by scandals involving two of journalism's original sins: fabrication of stories and plagiarism. But the latest scandal, involving the magazine's cultural critic Lee Siegel, has to do with a transgression peculiar to the Internet age: sock puppetry. A sock puppet, in Internet parlance, is a false Internet identity created for deceptive purposes. Siegel, who had been writing a culture blog for The New Republic, had started using the pseudonym "sprezzatura" on the blog's forums to praise himself and savage his...
  • 'NY Times' Appoints First-Ever 'Futurist-in-Residence'

    09/19/2006 11:49:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 894+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | September 19, 2006 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK From the newspaper that brought you the first-ever perfume critic comes what appears to be another first -- "futurist-in-residence." The New York Times, apparently seeking to boost its image as a forward-looking paper, announced Tuesday the appointment of Michael Rogers, a former Washington Post Company executive and general manager to the newly-created title. In a release, the paper described the new position as a one-year consultant appointment to work with The New York Times Company's research and development unit. Spokeswoman Stacy Green compared the appointment to that of the paper's public editor, in that it would be...
  • School for Scoundrels: NYT Teaches Reporters How to Destroy Records

    09/17/2006 6:36:22 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 55 replies · 1,712+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 16 | Al Brown
    The Fitzpatrick Plame investigation has spurred the New York Times into examining how their reporters conduct themselves. Apparently, the Gray Lady wants her staff to act more like terrorists and drug dealers. Reporters are being told to delete emails, destroy notes, and use disposable cell phones in order to stymie future investigations.
  • Googling the NY Times Letters to the Editor

    09/18/2006 7:19:31 AM PDT · by relictele · 10 replies · 736+ views
    New York Times ^ | 09/18/2006 | NY Times
    Let’s Read the G.O.P. Tea Leaves (5 Letters) To the Editor: In “How to Win by Losing” (Op-Ed, Sept. 13), Ramesh Ponnuru argues that Republicans could “win by losing” if they fail to maintain control of the House but keep the Senate in 2006, because this would put the G.O.P. in a better position to win in 2008....
  • Journalist faked Scott Walker interview (media making things up again...)

    08/01/2006 10:58:33 AM PDT · by weegee · 15 replies · 361+ views
    Expatica News ^ | 27 July 2006 | no byline
    AMSTERDAM — A Dutch journalist has been sacked for making up an interview with American singer-songwriter Scott Walker. The article by journalist Paul Hegeman appeared a few weeks ago in Dutch television listings magazine VPRO. Newspaper 'De Volkskrant' reported on Thursday that the deception came to light when a music journalist rang the VPRO to ask how Hegeman had managed to get an interview with Walker, who is known as reclusive and media shy. He said he did not believe Hegeman had actually spoken to Walker as he had been trying to get the founder of the Walker Brothers to...
  • Experts challenge White House line on Iran's influence

    07/17/2006 8:38:04 PM PDT · by humint · 17 replies · 866+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 17 July 2006 | Guy Dinmore
    ...An Iranian expert, who is close to Tehran's thinking and did not wish to be identified, told the FT that Iran was not looking for a crisis in Lebanon at a critical moment in the nuclear diplomacy. He said Iran had received signals from members of the UN Security Council last week that it would be given more time to consider the west's proposals. It was inconceivable that Iran had ordered Hizbollah to take Israeli soldiers prisoner. Iran wanted a negotiated way out of the nuclear stand-off, he said. He argued that Israel's fierce retaliation for the abduction of the...
  • Columnist invents 43 people? (Sacramento Bee can't locate many profiled by Diana Griego Erwin)

    06/27/2005 7:01:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 1,585+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/27/05 | WorldNetDaily
    A longtime columnist of the Sacramento Bee who resigned amid controversy last month may have invented the existence of 43 people she wrote about over several years, an internal investigation found. The paper announced yesterday it had completed a probe into Diana Griego Erwin's writing, stating: "We have been unable to verify the existence of 43 people she named in her columns. This doesn't prove these people don't exist, but despite extensive research we have been unable to find them." Bee Executive Editor Rick Rodriguez wrote that recent tightening in editorial standards at the paper led to questions about the...
  • Justice can't be dishonest (media bias and fraud)

    06/05/2005 7:18:08 PM PDT · by weegee · 24 replies · 1,003+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 4, 2005, 8:42PM | By RICK CASEY
    In 1981, rising young reporter Janet Cooke of the Washington Post made up an 8-year-old heroin addict named Jimmy and won a Pulitzer. When her falsification was discovered, she went into exile for more than a decade, but her journalism career remained dead. •More recently, USA Today star reporter Jack Kelley was forced to resign after editors learned he had fabricated multiple stories. The newspaper's top editor also resigned. •New York Times reporter Jayson Blair resigned when it was discovered that he had been making up parts of stories, including one about the Rio Grande Valley family of an early...
  • Picture of DC Freepers makes the FRONT PAGE of the NY Times Business section today....WOW

    05/23/2005 10:37:42 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 64 replies · 2,409+ views
    New York Times Business section page C1 | May 23, 2005
    Attn DC Freepers: On the FRONT PAGE of today's business section, there is an article..."Big News Media Join in Push to Limit Use of Unidentified Sources" ( an excellent article, BTW..I did a search and it hasn't been posted as yet..can someone please do so?) there is a pic which I am positive is of the DC Freepers protesting a few days ago. I recognize the sign.."Newsweek Lied/ People Died"
  • Are Bloggers Setting the Agenda? It Depends on the Scandal

    05/23/2005 6:35:23 AM PDT · by mathprof · 15 replies · 616+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/23/2005 | TOM ZELLER Jr.
    IN the spring of 1712, the British essayist Joseph Addison rambled from pub to parlor seeking the pulse of his countrymen regarding rumors (false, it turned out) that the king of France, Louis XIV, had died. The St. James coffeehouse, Addison reported in The Spectator, was "in a Buzz of Politics." In the 18th century, "buzz" was part of what social theorists called the emerging - and powerful - bourgeois public sphere. In the 21st century, the buzz is in the blogosphere. Or at least, that's the popular mythology. As a result of their influence in incidents like the "60...
  • 'Bee' Writer Who Resigned Plans to Still Speak at Columnists' Conference (MSM HAS NO SHAME)

    05/20/2005 10:24:47 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 8 replies · 467+ views
    editor and publisher ^ | May 12 05 | Dave Astor
    The National Society of Newspaper Columnists still wants Diana Griego Erwin as a speaker next month, despite her Wednesday resignation from The Sacramento Bee over allegations that the paper could not verify the existence of some people mentioned in her columns. Erwin, who has denied fabricating sources, told the NSNC today that she's still coming to its June 23-26 conference in Grapevine, Texas. She is scheduled to speak the morning of June 24. "She's one of the best columnists in America -- and she has a real story to tell now," said Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist/conference host Dave Lieber, who...