If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…


Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • http://filthygrandeur.blogspot.com FilthyGrandeur

    damn…this sucks…

  • http://www.geekaygee.wordpress.com geo

    damn it.

  • lemu

    So, was there no fact checking by the Daily News? Its not that hard to call a school and ask whether someone was ever a student there.

  • http://karaslamb.blogspot.com karas

    here i was proud of someone beating the system that essentially beat them.
    damn gina! oh well. respect to slate.
    hope this gets her back to school to finish for realzies.

  • Grump

    So, can we get another season 5 of “The Wire” tie-in for this?

  • http://www.postbourgie.com shani-o

    Slate is such a buzzkill for this, lol.

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  • tallulahbankhead

    I would like to know why Roxanne felt the need to lie. Also, what is she doing to support herself if she’s not a therapist?

  • http://filthygrandeur.blogspot.com FilthyGrandeur

    that’s kinda what i was thinking. how did it even become a story if no one did a quick check?

  • quadmoniker

    Yeah, that’s the reporter’s job, and it looks like it didn’t happen. I just like to clarify for those who don’t work in the news business; daily newspapers don’t have fact-checkers back-stopping reporters’ work because they don’t have time. And also, yes it doesn’t usually take that long to find out someone didn’t go to a school. Especially for a non-breaking feature like this one.

  • lemu

    Sounds like the daily news is essentially running a gossip blog.

  • lemu

    Damnit Grump. Now you have me watching old clips of the Wire on Youtube.

    I got work to do!