"...are filled with carpal-tunneled wretches, overworked and underpaid, who suffer near-pathological allegiance to getting it right.
Michelle mentions some of the recent lowlights (there are so many!) of those journalists who fell way short of "getting it right."
I have one addition to Michelle's list, former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Wade Roberts.
From the Chicago's Columbia College Chronicle:
"...Wade Roberts refused to accept the top spot in the newly created School of Media Arts. Then chair of the Interactive Multimedia Program, Roberts was appointed new dean in May 2001—a controversial move that resulted in Carolyn Hulse’s stepping down from her post as interim chair of the Journalism Department in protest of Robert’s credentials.
In 1985, Roberts was fired from the Chicago Sun-Times after his editors accused him of fabricating a story about a group of fans in a Texas bar during the Chicago Bears’ failed Superbowl bid. (My note, that game was a regular season contest, the Bears defeated the Dallas Cowboys 44-0, and the Bears went on to become Super Bowl Champs that season.) Roberts is currently acting director of the Interactive Multimedia Program...
Wade Roberts remains a member of Columbia College's faculty, you can find him in the Interactive Arts and Media Department of the downtown Chicago school.
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