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Fallout of SI's Tressel article

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Illino, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Illino

    Illino Member



    Obviously, we can't know for sure who is telling the truth here, but I do get the feeling that SI rushed out with its article without really checking over things. Maybe I'm wrong. I really hope I am.

    This may be a wild observation, but in the editor's letter in that issue, it is talked about how great of a writer Dohrmann is. Is there any chance some fact-checking went by the wayside because of Dohrmann's sterling reputation? There would be a storyline similar to one he reported if so.
  2. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    It's one thing for the parents to say that their kids shouldn't have been painted with the same broad brush. It's quite another when a source quoted extensively claims his quotes are fabricated.

  3. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    Right, because no one has ever given a quote that made them look bad and then tried to claim that the quote was made up after the fact.
  4. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Dohrman's responding on Twitter and holding firm.

    And with a reputation as solid as his, I definitely believe the story's accurate.
  5. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    In addition to "pen" and "paper," some of these younger reporters even use "electrical recording devices." Such recordings - if recoverable - might provide a clue as to who said what to whom.
  6. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I support the writer on this one as well...pretty simple case of "I can't believe you printed what I said."
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    He's saying one single quote was fabricated, for one.
    Two, he's claiming he can remember the entire interview that I'm sure he didn't take notes during, which is just bullshit.

    None of these claims are substantial. Those saying Sports Illustrated "rushed" are completely wrong -- this story was on the burner for this week's issue well, well before Tressel got fired.
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Exactly. Ray Small just said the Lantern fabricated his quotes. So they published his comments that they had recorded. He shut up.
  9. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Well-Known Member

    Although I don't know anything definitively, I would wager a large amount of money on a few things:

    1. All interviews in the SI piece were recorded.
    2. The SI piece was lawyered before publication.
    3. Nothing significant will come of this.

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