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Is fact-checking dead at U.S. newspapers?

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USA Today profiled a beverage company CEO earlier this week, reporting that the top dog attended Harvard, was drafted by the Boston Bruins and played minor league hockey.

The headline read: “From hockey star to accident victim to CEO” under the feature label “Today’s Entrepreneur.”

But it appears it isn’t true. The CEO’s public relations agency apologized to the paper, saying its client, Larry Twombly of Hat Trick Beverage in California, had misled the agency about his background. (Doesn’t “mislead” mean “lie”?) Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

August 11, 2005 at 12:54 pm

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