Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Bellesiles's Syndrome Spreads

This has been a developing story about AP reporter Chris Newton quoting non-existent experts. AP just fired the guy because they found at least 15 experts quoted by Newton in news stories going back some years that do not appear to exist.

Of course, there's a difference between the Associated Press and Michael Bellesiles's employer, Emory University. The AP fired Newton for making up sources. Emory University gave Professor Bellesiles a semester of paid leave.

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