OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Saturday, May 27, 2006 :::

TD Dismisses Reporter

The RTD has fired reporter Paul Bradley for fabricating portions of a May 17th story on the reaction among Herndon residents to a speech by the President on immigration:

Bradley was dismissed yesterday as a Times-Dispatch employee. A further examination will continue with an outside consultant reviewing his work over recent years.

Integrity is a core value at The Times-Dispatch, and anything less in gathering and reporting the news is unacceptable.

I'm not familiar with the story (it ran while I was out of the country), so I can't comment on the specifics. But it does seem the TD moved very quickly in this matter.

It also puts this item from Shaun in a slightly different perspective.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 5/27/2006 3 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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