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Fox Mulder
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If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?

Do you consider letting him go?


ProjectP2294
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
If I were SIs editor, I wouldn't have hired him in the first place. He's had credibility issues everywhere he's been.


jimithing11
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
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Do you consider letting him go?



No. Because then where do you stop?

Do you fire Gene Woj.? And the people at the South Bend Tribute?


auzach91
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
Thamel is one of the worst "journalists" out there. All he does is throw shite in the air and hope something pans out.


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Fox Mulder
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
Thamel is ground zero. People assumed he checked into the situation and yes I would let wojo go, but if I were in charge of ESPN there would be TONS of layoffs


Patrick_Bateman
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
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Do you fire Gene Woj.? And the people at the South Bend Tribute?

Yes, absolutely. Particularly those at the SBT.

I mean, they're (Thamel, Woj., etc.) the ones who enabled and promoted this tear-jerking sob story. They should be held accountable for reporting completely false information and not confirming the facts of their story.
This post was edited on 1/18 at 11:25 am


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GeauxAggie972
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
As long as Thayer Evans continues finding work, there will always be a spot for Thamel somewhere


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NorthGwinnettTiger
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
Doubt it. They showed they were fricking idiots when they hired the cocksucker to start with. His next stop should be the National Enquirer. And take his fudge packing buddy Thayer Evans with him.


Bunk Moreland
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
They're all good old boys looking out for each other. Bruce Feldman admitted he is tight with Thamel and has a decent relationship with Wojo, and essentially backed them. It seemed like Forde ran cover for them, too, with his last few articles.


lowspark12
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
Thamel's loose explanation of factchecking in yesterday's article was a joke. Bottom line is he didn't let a lack of information get in the way of his awesome story... no other way to put it.

But he won't get fired for this.


jackmanusc
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
Isn't Thamel the guy who was harrassing TM7?


Fox Mulder
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
Yes


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ProjectP2294
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
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They're all good old boys looking out for each other. Bruce Feldman admitted he is tight with Thamel and has a decent relationship with Wojo, and essentially backed them. It seemed like Forde ran cover for them, too, with his last few articles.

I alluded to this in Owlie's thread. It's pretty apparent that all these guys are friends. Some used to work together at ESPN. But for the most part, they all cover all the same events together. They go on each other's podcasts, etc.

The only one I'm surprised to see defend Thamel is Feldman. He's the only one I thought was better than that. The rest are pretty much scumbags IMO.


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bayoujd
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
Definitely. And any other reporter who wrote about this sad girlfriend story without confirming she actually existed.


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Rickety Cricket
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
"Professionals" like Peter King are behind Thamel too:

@SI_PeterKing: And for those crucifying @SIPeteThamel, crucify me too. He's tremendous. I back him uneqivocally.


GeauxAggie972
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
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Isn't Thamel the guy who was harrassing TM7?


Thayer "Robin" Evans was also along for the ride


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ProjectP2294
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
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"Professionals" like Peter King are behind Thamel too:


Pretty sure Peter Kings not above reproach. Don't know if I would want his endorsement.


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BluegrassBelle
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
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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.


x 1000

He's rumored to have paid sources for "stories" and is one of the biggest hacks out there. Unfortunately no one in his profession is going to call him out for it and risk being isolated.

He's the personification of the downfall of sports journalism. I can't even begin to get into how much I hate that asshat.


ProjectP2294
Arizona State Fan
South St. Louis city
Member since May 2007
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
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He's the personification of the downfall of sports journalism. I can't even begin to get into how much I hate that asshat.


I'm sure you just love Pat Forde though. (heavy sarcasm)


Fox Mulder
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?
Peter king has always been a glorified fan boy.


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