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Fireable offense for Rick Reilly?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by NDJournalist, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    It turns out he may have misquoted HIS FATHER-IN-LAW in a column he wrote defending the Redskins name.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That's not what the article says. It says he misquoted him and left several key points out.

    I think people are probably impressed that someone quoted in one of Reilly's stories actually exists. :D
  3. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    My bad. Edited the original post to reflect as such.
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    It's a fireable offence for plebes like us. But it's Rick Reilly, so nothing will happen.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

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  6. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Why am I to all of a sudden believe the father-in-law, especially when Reilly knew this piece would get good play, considering it's a hot-button issue? My gut feeling is the father-in-law got some shit over it and changed his tune. I know he's not loved here, but Reilly is too good and too seasoned to pull this kind of crap.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I would be very surprised if anyone can point to an example of a writer being fired for misquoting someone.
  8. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    This was my first thought as well. Reilly's column was published almost a full month ago. A bit fishy that he took so long to set the record straight.
  9. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Reilly just put on Twitter:

  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    To be fair, if the above is true, than a month or so is not all that fishy. Somebody calls his attention to the article . . . he asks Reilly to correct it . . . decides enough time has passed that his request has been ignored . . . and tells his side of the story.
  11. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    If he "clearly feels differently" how could Reilly pass on the exact opposite of his sentiment in that column?
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    What's more disturbing is that Deadspin and The Big Lead, without getting Reilly's side, used some form of the word "fire" in their posts. I mean, shit. Can't ESPN decide who it does and doesn't fire? Does Deadspin and The Big Lead like it when media outlets call for their employees to be fired?
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