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jimithing11
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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.



Agreed.

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






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


Firing him should be the only ethical decision.







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ProjectP2294
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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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BluegrassBelle
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?


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


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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.



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TheRig
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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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quail man
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?


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


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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jimithing11
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?


Mother of God.

Please add Shelley Smith to the To Be Fired list



fricking frick






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CXSteve
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SI should punish by making him write a positive article about Calipari.





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Baloo
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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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Tiger Ryno
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?


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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stat19
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Who would keep the barnyard cackling if you let him go?





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


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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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GeorgeTheGreek
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Charles Robinson is the only one that seems to do his homework anymore.





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RummelTiger
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but if I were in charge of ESPN there would be TONS of layoffs



This.






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Keys Open Doors
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re: If you're the editor at SI, what do you do about Pete Thamel?


What did Selena Roberts do?





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


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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