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Get the Muppets ready

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    TBL snookered by pranksters.


  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not sure what the best part is. It could be that he spelled her name wrong when he ran with it.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Deadspin thinking its funny that someone got something wrong is the bigger joke.
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    No, it really isn't.

    Tomorrow: The Big Lead has it on good authority that Matt Leinart's new love interest is Billy Donovan. More details coming after the Jerky Boys return his e-mail.


  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I think this part: "was she Facebookable."
  7. SoCalString

    SoCalString Member

    Cue the Big Lead's typical route of running with something after apparent minimal effort to corroborate, then shrugging it off as "well newspapers get things wrong." Once is a mistake, numerous times is a habit.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Seriously, do we start posting all the incorrect stories Deadspin has run after receiving anonymous emails, just to see who comes out ahead?
  9. SoCalString

    SoCalString Member

    At what point do these sites become accountable? Is a lawsuit the endgame?
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Not saying it doesn't happen, because I don't follow Deadspin. But for some reason, I am aware of at least three instances that The Big Lead has posted false stories and I am not aware of Deadspin ever doing it. Do you have any examples of Deadspin putting up a false story? I am genuinely curious.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    We can start here:

  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    FWIW, I thought it was funny that TBL was snookered on the one day of the year when his bullshit detector should have been on high alert.
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