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Am I crazy? Or is this story walking on thin legal ice?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tapintoamerica, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Here it is:

    We all use anonymous sources, but this strikes me as dangerous. The story implies there's an investigation into possible sex crimes but offers absolutely zero reason to believe the legitimacy of the sources.

    If anybody can find an example of a reputable newspaper using unidentified sources on such a potentially libelous topic, please include it in your response.
  2. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, definitely with a grain of salt. Cretin-Derham Hall, home of Chris Weinke, Steve Walsh and Joe Mauer.
  3. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    First of all, it's Cretin-Derham Hall. They were two schools (Cretin was all-boys military school, Derham was all-girls), they merged in the late 80s.

    I have heard nothing about this and I still have some good contacts in the neighborhood. Did something happen? Who knows? But I would take this with a MAJOR grain of salt.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    All you Minnesotans are so over it, but "Cretin" makes me giggle.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Mean guy... Cretin's try hard too.
  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    1, 2, 3, 4, cretins wanna hop some more:

  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I'd be pretty pissed if I were one of those players. They are young, if something this spiraled out of control it is all many people would know about them.

    I know many people have no idea who Sidney Rice is. Sweet college receiver though.
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