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Stephen Glass is back

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    So that leaves Rolling Stone as the only publication Glass wrote for that won't concede he made stuff up while writing for them.
  3. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Rolling Stone has quite the track record regarding writers making crap up.
  4. DSzymborski

    DSzymborski New Member

    It's beyond ridiculous that going on 20 years later, there are still Stephen Glass pieces needing to be retracted. He keeps popping us saying how he's reformed, but how many decades are we really going to need for him to actually finish coming clean? I'm a few years younger than Glass and I fully expect to be hearing about new articles he retracts even while in retirement.
  5. daemon

    daemon Well-Known Member

    Retraction isn't a punitive measure. It isn't about anybody "coming clean." It's about withdrawing something from the historical record so that, years from now, the historians (or aliens) are operating with accurate information and nobody cites said article as proof of something that did not actually occur.
  6. DSzymborski

    DSzymborski New Member

    What I'm saying is that given how long it's been and how many times he's claimed to turn over a whole new leaf, it's absurd that at this point there are still things remaining in the wild from him that he needs to retract. He should have completed this process by, say, Y2K at the latest.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Like Donald Trump and Pete Rose, Glass long ago passed the point where anything and everything he utters or publishes should be preemptively assumed to be bullshit.

    Anybody who published anything under Glass's byline should simply print a disclaimer granting any factual assertions in any such pieces are probably fabricated.
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Repped for real talk. It's like a product recall - you just assume everything with that serial number is defective and take it out of circulation.
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