my boyfriend would like you to know that i took artistic liberties with my portrayal of him here
Since I took my first journalism class in 1970 to today, I remember two things: never misspell someone’s name and use the word “alleged”. But times have changed. This is not 1970. The institution has changed, so surely the rules must change within the institution. What you posted was jarring, but progress usually is.
As any media lawyer or journalism professor will tell you, the word “alleged” offers no legal protection if you actually libel someone. Direct attribution, for which is what the author is arguing, is the best course from a legal and ethical perspective: “Three women say John Smith raped them” NOT “John Smith accused …
Holy shit, this is not a complex topic, and yet 90% of the commenters are totally thrown. Diana is NOT advocating for the right to libel people at will. She is arguing that the words “alleged” and “accused” are bad ways to carefully source allegations.
Wow, so basically either 90% of the initial commenters didn’t read the article at all and just came down here to be like “But innocent until proven guilty, yo!” or entirely missed “It is not a call to believe things just because we say them. It is asking to give us the same benefit of the doubt—or lack thereof—granted…
“I would have replied, of course, with two simple yet profound words—not just from me as a female sportswriter, but from women in sports from across that country that span race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and everything else in between.
Fuckin finally. She’s the best color commentator for national games there is. I really like C-Webb too but Doris is still the best. Reggie Miller, Mark Jackson, the Barry Brothers, they got nothing on Doris.
He was on the flagship sports talk station in Charlotte for a while. Everyone hated him. And I dont mean that like “my group of friends”, I mean it like “Metrolina”.
They were talking about this in very cryptic was on the Atlanta station he used to work at last night. They wouldn’t name him. But they would read all the texts and say how it was just like him to behave that way—the bit where he brags about his career and schedule is apparently how he is, so there was no suggestion…
Kudos to this nimrod for coming up with an even dumber excuse than “I was hacked!!”
Daughter had a stroke in utero. Born with a pre-existing condition. Already would be past a typical “lifetime limit” of 1 million dollars.
After investigating the incident, the NFL fined the woman $25,000 for criticizing an official.
Thank you Diana, the silence from the so much of the media on this story is awful.
Sadly, I knew one of the victims who was shot dead. I am still too angry to find meaning in it. So the courage and bravery showed by this woman’s mother is astounding.
What I find extra depressing is how little coverage this got. 8 people dead (and one asshole) and you have to search deep to find it on any of the major news networks. Some people get injured in London and it’s all over the news, the president is tweeting about it, and we’re getting live updates from the scene.
My heart breaks for mom but it’s also inspiring that she’s going to use losing her daughter to help others.
I don’t know how I’d react to the death of one of my children. But I know it wouldn’t be as bravely or as purposefully as this woman.
“All I know is that I’ll talk to anyone about any of this,” Debbie Lane told CBS 11 News. “Because I am hoping that other young women or older women who have doubts about their partners, think there’s something a little fishy there, or the person is brutal in some way—get out. Don’t look back. Find a good person. And…
Meredith was my sister’s best friend in elementary school. I remember her as a laughing, lively red-headed seven-year-old who came to our house for sleepovers. I remember thinking that she was a good friend, that my sister was lucky in her friendship. The last time I saw her was at my sister’s wedding, which she…
Fuck this shit - I went to college at the same time as her and we have multiple mutual friends. You’d think we would wake up, but, I have no hope it will change anything though.