Friday, August 11, 2006


Why do writers do this when they know there is a heightened chance of being caught, especially with the internet? Where is their common sense and self-interest? This fellow is never going to work again in a responsible publication and his falsehoods will remain on record for others to see in online databases. As a PR person, I wouldn't deal with him or anyone else who has a history of making things up.

There has been a long history of such fakery in journalism, and even well-known individuals such as Theodore Dreiser and James Thurber, had periods when they created news and facts for lack of time or news, in Thurber's case. Publicists in the early days did the same. But, that isn't acceptable anymore: The world has changed.

Now, if only everyone would catch up.


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