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I say yes. The level of journalistic incompetence or extreme sloppiness he showed in reporting the Te'o story should be far above the threshold for termination.
1. Fact checkers contacted Stanford and could not uncover the fantasy girl ever being a student at Stanford.
2. Could not find any evidence of a death much less the funeral of the fantasy girl.
3. Not confirmed, but fact checkers have stated off the record that they also fact checked the alleged construction company she was running the time (Clark Construction I think and there was no record of the company much less her running it). Thamel admitted to 1 and 2.
4. Before you downvoters use your itchy trigger finger, remember he trashed us after the Orange Bowl.
Lastly, what kind of training goes on at the NY times? First Jason Blair and no this? Yes, Thamel was at the NY times until September.
The worst part of all of this; initially it looked like te'o was just trying to either protect himself from something coming out or this was an on campus story that spun out of control because it was picked up by ESPN and NBC. now it just looks like a scam (one he was in on the whole time) just to get pub.
The short answer is yes. However, journalistic integrity disappeared 20+ years ago. It is a far reaching problem in not just sports but the political and national arena.
All of the guys who talked to him about this story basically said there seemed to be some holes in the story, but that it was a difficult topic to call him out on. If they would have called him out and pursued it really hard during the interviews and he wasn't lying they would be viewed as the biggest dicks ever. Kind of a tough situation for the reporters.
This post was edited by Calinole3 15 months ago
That's true, but deadspin basically exposed this story by just basically google and nexus searches. So there goes that defense.
I am not saying he should have called te'o a liar in the story. He should have sat on the story and basically got si not to run anymore stories on it. He probably should have met with te'o to let him know he knew the story was crap and let te'o stop talking about it on his own.
Maybe you have to tell the whole truth anyway. If Te'o was going to continue to lie his ass off you would have to tell the story dick or not.
Ira Schoffel isnt a fan
I felt that this idiot from SI should have been fired after the OB post game press conference when he was on twitter trashing the lady from Lonnie's hometown paper who took the microphone to congratulate Lonnie....and this inbred yankee big city a-hole trashed her for being small town and "part of the FSU press corp".
Google him.....all you see are criticism of him. What a clown.
Do you have a house-drunk roommate who logs in on your handle just to troll everyone here with all the Trickett bashing? Buried somewhere underneath all of that noise is a thoughtful, valuable poster.
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Whatever it is, both posters obviously get their feelings hurt by little red down arrows
I don't get my feelings hurt. If I did I would never post. I just wanted some people not to make fools of themselves by supporting Thamel
As to Trickett, my posts are thoughtful & my conclusions sound
This post was edited by TNOLE27 15 months ago
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