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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #40)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 09:12 PM

58. Actually I was being generous.

The OP apologized for her mistake in not checking out part of her story. I think it was sincere.

However, since you bring it up, there was no similar apology for her repeated fabrications in this forum, set out in effort to dilute blame for -- or simply cover up -- that mistake. Nor, in fact, has she apologized for her behavior toward less credulous readers, who asked precisely the questions she should have before running with a story.

I infer however that she has regrets in those areas as well, and consider the matter resolved.

As an aside, her editor deserves some blame for all this; however she very appropriately went to bat for the OP as things started to fall apart, as well as issued comprehensive, if guarded, corrections on the related stories. Those actions display good instincts, and suggest she is a better editor than the initial situation might've made one think.

I have little doubt this has been an education for both of them, and expect their product will improve as a result.

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