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Posts Tagged ‘Manti Te’o’

Time Cover Story Interviewer is Nine Months Younger Than Taylor Swift

JackDickeyPicVery impressive.

At this week’s “Conversation Series” hosted by the New York Daily News Innovation Lab, time.com managing editor Edward Felsenthal reminded the audience about a second layer of precociousness framing the magazine’s current cover story. The bylined reporter, Jack Dickey (pictured), is nearly a full year younger than the highlighted celebrity, Taylor Swift. From a report by The Huffington Post’s Lily Karlin:

“Jack, who we hired right out of [New York's] Columbia [College], is younger than Taylor Swift,” Felsenthal explained. “First week he walked in with the idea, and said he refused to write it until he had access to her. With the perseverance of someone of more experience than he actually has, he got to her and broke news in his cover story and wrote a beautiful 2,000-word piece.”

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Maxim Magazine Follows U-T San Diego’s Manti Te’o Lead

Matthew T. Hall, public engagement editor for U-T San Diego, is chuckling this morning about the woman who appears at, ahem, #69 on Maxim magazine’s latest Hot 100 list. And who can blame him? It’s the girlfriend San Diego Charger Manti Te’o never had:

Hall writes that it will be interesting to see if the gang at Maxim gets as much flack as his own paper did for recently running an editorial cartoon poking fun at the same insignificant other. The bottom line is Te’o better get used to this: at every away-game, one can only imagine the taunts that will come from the tailgate-fueled crowds.

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Real Half of Manti Te’o Girlfriend Hoax Has a New Set of Social Media Rules

Today’s LA Times op ed by Diane O’Meara, the woman whose photo was used to prop up the sordid Manti T’eo social media hustle, will likely lead many readers to consider anew for whom among their Facebook friends the “R” might be silent.

The LA media consultant comes across as rather calm in the first few paragraphs of this piece, despite the clear violation of her image and personal rights. Then, as she has with AP and Anderson Cooper 360, O’Meara acknowledges the crucial extra mistake she made of sending the Te’o faker an additional non-Facebook picture (shown). She also outlines her social media recovery plan:

In the last week, I’ve shut down all my social media accounts. But I realize that’s not a long-term solution. I use social media to connect with a network of friends and family, and with business associates… Giving this up is unrealistic…

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Deadspin Out-Reports Major Media with Manti Te’o Scoop

In case you haven’t heard: Deadspin unleashed the scoop of 2013 (so far) last night by revealing an elaborate hoax involving Manti Te’o, star Notre Dame linebacker. Deadspin’s well-reported account showed that Te’o's “girlfriend” that died of cancer never existed, and either Te’o, his family, and his friend were all involved in scamming the media, or Te’o was the victim of an insanely complex and malicious practical joke by someone he didn’t know.

The facts are still being uncovered, but this much is clear: Deadspin has a huge hit on its hands. As of now, Deadspin’s post has been viewed over 2.7 million times, and in being the first to break the story, Deadspin out-reported a slew of media heavyweights that didn’t bother investigating Te’o's claims.

Here are just a few of the major media entities that Deadspin beat:

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