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Within Minutes Of Being Publicly Shamed The Patch’s Dave Copeland Updated His Leigha Genduso Burn Book Story Mentioning Where He Got It From

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This morning (not last night) SJW Hunter wrote a blog about The Patch’s Dave Copeland publishing a story about Leigha Genduso’s burn book, without bothering to mention where he got the story from. In fairness, it appears that within the last few minutes they’ve updated their story to include a link to Turtleboy. So a lot of you reading it might say, “This is fake news Turtleboy, you’re mentioned right in there.” Just understand they only did this because they were publicly shamed. It’s a shame that it takes a public shaming in order for alleged sources of news to hold themselves to basic journalistic standards.

Stuff like this might not matter to some people, but when it’s what you do for a living your reputation is everything. Our critics love to claim that we don’t break real news, so every link we get proves them wrong. It’s not different then your kid getting in trouble at school for copying someone else’s homework or plagiarizing without citing. If we hold kids to this standard we should certainly hold adults to it.

P.S. Please tell me more about how public shaming doesn’t work.

8 Comment(s)
  • Marky
    January 15, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Leah

    Would you like to do the poop-hole loop-hole?

  • Sulfer Powder
    January 15, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    This is typical Patch. They almost never come up with anything on their own. And when they do, it’s a paragraph and they never follow to a conclusion

  • Please with sugar on top
    January 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Look at some other former Patch writers. TBS gold in an entirely new direction

  • Mr.? Gabe Murchison
    January 15, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Leigha, would you please get me a Johnnie Walker African American on the rocks. Thanks Toots.

  • Lou P
    January 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Public shaming DOES work. Long live the Turtle

  • The angry taint
    January 15, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Well now, that wasn’t so hard was it? Hi leigha

  • Y
    January 15, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Leigha Baby, I don’t work for any police organization, but I manage a nice, successful Burger King; do you want to mate (I mean date)?

  • Travis
    January 15, 2019 at 11:17 am

    How sad is it that “journalists” have to be shamed into practicing journalistic integrity? I blame the universities, among a lot of other things.

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