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Does Mike Gross really get paid for this? Is he in charge of covering PSU football??
From his article in Issah:
"A freshman early enrollee from Central Dauphin High School, Issah is alleged to have used counterfeit money to buy McDonald's food in the Harrisburg area."
"Issah is no longer listed on the roster on Penn State's web site. He had been working at linebacker this spring."
This post was edited by getmyjive11 12 months ago
Journalism profession is in the toilet, in general. Nothing surprises me anymore. No one fact checks ANYTHING!!!
I agree, but this isn't even journalism, this is basic common sense. All you have to do is google the kid's name and numerous sources will tell you he's a "recruit" not an early enrollee.
What school did this writer attend? I'm seriously asking. I want to be sure I never hire someone from his school. If they can't teach even the most basic of research skills their degrees are worthless.
What an embarrassment. His editor should be fired as well. It's obvious neither of them care about their jobs so why pay them?
Let's hope he's not a PSU grad....
This is me... and I am just giving you a friendly reminder to never read an article by Mike Gross ever again...
what's even worse than the original error is the fact that it's now Monday afternoon and the story has not been corrected.... I can't believe that they aren't aware of the error by now which means they don't even care. If I was that careless at my job, not only would be fired, I could be in deep trouble with the government.
Stuff like that drives me crazy. I had to email the paper. I would hope that someone there actually reads that stuff and has the article edited for accuracy. I wont hold my breath.
Just emailed the sports editor about it. Not fair to PSU to have an article out there stating that one of it's players was charged with counterfeiting when that is not the truth. Totally shocked the reporter blew that one - very basic and fundamental information.
Sounds like someone has been giving him funny information on purpose to make him look like a fool. Sort of like scouts sometimes do to Todd McShay or Penguins/NHL Insiders to Rob Rossi (Pittsburgh people will understand).
That or the guy just sucks at "journalism."
Prob. the 2nd thing.
BTW, it is still up.
This post was edited by tmaluchnik 12 months ago
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
As I read this article Sunday morning I thought, and he gets paid to write this.
it still hasnt changed. Please post any emails you get back from the editor or Gross.
I have written both....and not a peep in response.
In todays paper a correction about the story.
This post was edited by pipedope 12 months ago
If they acknowledge the issue, it makes you wonder why they haven't changed the online article? Lazy?
Can we add Kevin Horne of Onward State to the list?
"The Penn State athletic department released its annual financial report to the NCAA yesterday, which saw a $7.9 million drop in revenue, down to about $108 million."
"...these figures do not include the $12 million NCAA fine payment that was made earlier this year."
Um, Kevin.. revenue doesn't include expenses. Ever.
"Overall contributions to the athletic department dropped nearly $8.8 million — from $34.3 million to $9.7 million — "
34.3 - 8.8 = 9.7
Yeah, I actually saw that printed elsewhere as well.
As far as his poor math, it looks like he mistakenly took the $9.7 from football and attributed that as the 2010-11 number.
The numbers are not good though. This is what happens when you don't have an AD. Contributions fall.
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