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Bakersfield writer's career sleeps with the fishes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Spartan Squad, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.c...ld get away with making up a story like this.
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    So is this guy a staff writer, or just some fisherman yahoo who emails in a weekly column? I have to assume this is a dumb guy's idea of a hilarious April Fool's joke, two days early and without telling the editor.

    And on a side note, I can't tell you how happy I am that April 1 falls on Sunday and I don't have to work it this year.
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing he's the local bait shop type. An earlier column (perhaps now a rewritten version of the column in question) calls him a "contributing outdoors columnist" with a non-staff email address.
  4. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Two fish puns in about 30 words? Spartan Squad, you might have a future as an outdoors writer.
  5. reformedhack

    reformedhack Well-Known Member

    Or the makings of a revised version of the old Kip Addotta routine:

  6. Biscayne

    Biscayne Guest

    Nice try, but it's hard to retract an entire column once it has been printed, and the best way to "meet a higher standard" is to check the "facts" as they come in.

    You can apologize all you want, but you basically just told your readers that your paper's "reporting" sometimes has "no basis in truth." Nothing against the editor, but it's hard to mount a comeback after that. People will be talking about it for quite a while.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I thought this thread was about the the Bakersfield Californian hiring this guy:

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  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    "Welcome to da neighborhood."

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  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

  10. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known Member

  11. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

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