Friday, November 24, 2006

Rumor Mill

We really try not to print rumors here, but sometimes it's hard to resist. There have been loads of things people send in email that don't get published because they're impossible to verify. For example, am I supposed to believe that a local reporter worked as an exotic dancer? Without seeing some pictures? Please. Here are the most recent items, sanitized for the sake of journalistic ethics:
  • An area reporter was fired for plagiarizing this year's hackneyed story on the Equinox supper from last year's hackneyed story on the Equinox story.
  • A popular FM morning radio host who disappeared from his station's website has been canned.
  • A local weekend TV anchor is leaving after less than a year on the job.
I'd try calling people and confirming this stuff, but what the hell, I'm not Mark McGuire. Would you return a phone call to some dope who calls himself Albany Eye?