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Old 01-22-2007, 05:57 PM   #11
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Default Re: The Pittsburgh Trib should apologize

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I understand the Truib-Review is hunkering down and now claiming on Pittsburgh sports talk that the Grimm offer was "withdrawn"

Reporters are supposed to report the news and not make it, but without burning a source the Trib needs to explain why it went with the story. Mortenson did not go with the Tomlin hire report until he independently sourced the Tomlin rumors. The Trib needs to explain why it printed a story that turned out to be incorrect (even assuming it was true when it ran initially).
Agree, the fact that they never reconciled their story to what actually happened speaks volumes to the level of integrity at that paper. I don't live in the Burgh anymore but if I did there is no way I'd rely on them for any information.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:08 PM   #12
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Default Re: The Pittsburgh Trib should apologize

Maybe they had a source that said a different coach was being hired. Either way, they should have ran a retraction.
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