If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
Posted by jimithing11 on 1/18 at 11:32 am to ProjectP2294
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If I were SIs editor, I wouldn't have hired him in the first place. He's had credibility issues everywhere he's been.



Agreed.

But that NY Times on his resume looks awfully intriguing to employers



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Posted by TheCaterpillar on 1/18 at 11:32 am to Fox Mulder
Firing him should be the only ethical decision.




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Posted by ProjectP2294 on 1/18 at 11:33 am to jimithing11
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But that NY Times on his resume looks awfully intriguing to employers

I used to wonder how he ever worked there, but then I remember all the scandals they've had of reporters just making shite up or plagiarising or being dishonest. I stopped wondering about that.



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Posted by BluegrassBelle on 1/18 at 11:34 am to ProjectP2294
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I'm sure you just love Pat Forde though. (heavy sarcasm)


Will. Not. Rant.



To be fair, my hatred goes back to his Courier-Journal days. Even when he was a Pitino suckass.



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Posted by Fox Mulder on 1/18 at 11:40 am to TheCaterpillar
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Firing him should be the only ethical decision.



Moreover, you would think the people running SI do not appreciate being made to look so fricking stupid.


This post was edited on 1/18 at 11:53 am

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Posted by TheRig on 1/18 at 11:44 am to Fox Mulder
The journalism world would become a better place if Thamel, Evans, and Forde all disappeared into the night and never returned.


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Posted by quail man on 1/18 at 11:46 am to Fox Mulder
nope...then you'd have to fire the editors who ran the story, the copy editors who didn't properly fact check, etc. where would it end?


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Posted by BluegrassBelle on 1/18 at 11:47 am to Fox Mulder
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Moreover, you would think the people running in SI do not appreciate being made to look so fricking stupid.


Sadly, they're more worried about the pub they get from the stories guys like Thamel generates even if backed with sketchy information and sources.



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Posted by blowmeauburn on 1/18 at 11:47 am to Fox Mulder
If he is isn't fired then there is absolutely no accountability in sports journalism and writers should feel free to make up whatever the duck they want.


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Posted by jimithing11 on 1/18 at 12:06 pm to blowmeauburn
Mother of God.

Please add Shelley Smith to the To Be Fired list



fricking frick



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Posted by CXSteve on 1/18 at 12:49 pm to jimithing11
SI should punish by making him write a positive article about Calipari.


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Posted by Baloo on 1/18 at 12:55 pm to Fox Mulder
I'd fire him. but they protect their own. I love Poz, but he defended Selena Roberts for godsakes. Nothing will happen. He won't even get a reprimand. Some poor fact checker who makes $30k will get axed during his performance review.


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Posted by Tiger Ryno on 1/18 at 12:57 pm to Baloo
Shelly SMith just reported some guy at the gas station said he thinks Manti was set up for money and jealously


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Posted by stat19 on 1/18 at 12:57 pm to Fox Mulder
Who would keep the barnyard cackling if you let him go?


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Posted by TigerSpy on 1/18 at 1:00 pm to Rickety Cricket
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@SI_PeterKing: And for those crucifying @SIPeteThamel, crucify me too. He's tremendous. I back him uneqivocally.



King is a hack, too.



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Posted by TigerCub on 1/18 at 1:18 pm to jimithing11
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Please add Shelley Smith to the To Be Fired list


She should be fired just so I don't have to look at her on TV anymore.



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Posted by GeorgeTheGreek on 1/18 at 1:19 pm to TigerSpy
Charles Robinson is the only one that seems to do his homework anymore.


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Posted by RummelTiger on 1/18 at 1:21 pm to Fox Mulder
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but if I were in charge of ESPN there would be TONS of layoffs



This.



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Posted by Keys Open Doors on 1/18 at 2:51 pm to Baloo
What did Selena Roberts do?


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Posted by GumBro Jackson on 1/18 at 3:21 pm to Keys Open Doors
They need to overhaul their entire system. In my job if I did something like that I would be let go.

I'd fire him and I would fire whoever was supposed to be in charge of fact verification. If no one was in charge of fact verification I would fire the top person. No joke.



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