P-DIDN’T!

March 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm


LA Times gets punk'dOh snap! The Los Angeles Times got punk’d up the arse by a con man really good at forging documents but not so good with a little thing we like to call ‘reality’.

Pulitzer-prize winning (soon-to-be former?) LA Times reporter Chuck Philips and his supervisor, Deputy Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin, issued statements of apology Wednesday afternoon. (Philips, by the by, got his 1999 Pulitzer for stories detailing (real, actually verifiable) corruption in the entertainment industry.)

“In relying on documents that I now believe were fake, I failed to do my job,” Philips said in a statement Wednesday that was published on the LA Times website.

It’s unfortunate that the Times was duped by fake docs, but what’s just downright pathetic is that it took The Smoking Gun along with people actually mentioned in the story to get the Times to (way the hell after the fact) do some fact checking.

Those people, by the way are now are using words like ‘defamamation’ and ‘malice’ which are just similes for ‘big, fat, expensive lawsuit’.

The P in P Diddy may soon stand for Publisher …

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