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Cape Cod Times says reporter fabricated people for stories

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Writer33, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    Didn't see this anywhere.

  2. slc10

    slc10 Member

    Sad that she had to do this and it was odd this took 14 years to actually do something.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    What's so weird is that the stories cited by the paper as fabricated were coverage of relatively large events chock-full of real people to interview.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Why would Peter Griffin do that?
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    She never would have been caught if she hadn't quoted Haywood Jablome 69 times.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I think reporters do this for several reasons:

    1. They are lazy.
    2. They want the perfect quote for their stories and real people aren't working for them.
    3. They are afraid to approach random people and talk to them.
    4. The figure no one will ever find out.
  7. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    5. All of the above
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    6. Publisher too cheap to buy 3D printer.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Send pups to Trenton for a year or two to learn how to approach people.

    Everything after that is gravy.
  10. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Cape Cod is not a big place. I'm really surprised it took so long to discover this.
  11. formere

    formere New Member

    This is like a real-life season 5 of The Wire. Crazy. One of the stories Scott Templeton was sent out to do was the Orioles home opener.
  12. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Because it's Quahog!
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