DailyDirt: Journalism FAIL

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While journalists are expected to follow a certain set of standards or code of ethics, that's not always the case. Every now and again, someone breaks the rules and gets away with it -- if only temporarily, since they usually get caught in the end. One famous example is former U.S. journalist Stephen Glass, who had fabricated many articles while he was working for the magazine The New Republic in the 1990s. (Apparently, he's now fighting for the right to practice law in California, after he was denied a license in 2007 on moral grounds.) Here are a few more examples of bad journalism. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Jay (profile), 26 Sep 2012 @ 6:26pm

    Re: Ryan Holiday...

    That's one of the reasons that so few people trust the media now. Too many lazy journalists that can't be bothered to follow up on stories. I blame the US' lack of enforcement of the FAIR act.

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