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Fenway
04-14-2005, 05:07 PM
from http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com/

A few people have emailed about an issue on the ESPN website regarding Peter Gammons. The blog Dodger Thoughts (http://dodgerthoughts.baseballtoaster.com/archives/164830.html) had a post today where they pointed out the similarities between an article in the Los Angeles Times, and a bit in the sidebar of an ESPN column by Gammons. At first glance, it might've looked suspicious and with the Ken Powers scandal still fresh in everyone's mind and the Mitch Albom story from last week still under investigation, people might've been quick to jump to conclusions, even with Gammons impeccable credentials. ESPN and Gammons acted quickly in the matter, with the sidebar piece being removed, and Gammons issued a statement (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=2037158) explaining what happened in the situation, and apologizing for not crediting the Times in the original piece. It appears very clear that this was just a editing mistake and Gammons should be applauded for his quick action and accountability in this matter. I don't think the apology was necessary, but it was a class move.

Ol' No. 2
04-14-2005, 05:13 PM
Yaawwwwnnnn.

Fenway
04-14-2005, 05:23 PM
Yaawwwwnnnn.

Not in this day and age. The Detroit paper is under a lot of pressure to fire Albom and Ken Powers fiasco all writers have to be very careful.

Ken Powers fiasco
http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com/archives/002650.php

Many of you can not stand Gammons but like it or not he is by far the most read and listened to baseball writer in the country.

Lip Man 1
04-14-2005, 05:47 PM
Again (with respect...) yawn.

Red Sox, ESPN, Yankees

Who cares?

Lip

Fredsox
04-14-2005, 05:51 PM
from http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com/

A few people have emailed about an issue on the ESPN website regarding Peter Gammons. The blog Dodger Thoughts (http://dodgerthoughts.baseballtoaster.com/archives/164830.html) had a post today where they pointed out the similarities between an article in the Los Angeles Times, and a bit in the sidebar of an ESPN column by Gammons. At first glance, it might've looked suspicious and with the Ken Powers scandal still fresh in everyone's mind and the Mitch Albom story from last week still under investigation, people might've been quick to jump to conclusions, even with Gammons impeccable credentials. ESPN and Gammons acted quickly in the matter, with the sidebar piece being removed, and Gammons issued a statement (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=2037158) explaining what happened in the situation, and apologizing for not crediting the Times in the original piece. It appears very clear that this was just a editing mistake and Gammons should be applauded for his quick action and accountability in this matter. I don't think the apology was necessary, but it was a class move.

Thanks for the update Peter.

Spicoli
04-14-2005, 08:42 PM
Plagiarism is the epidemic of scholarship and journalism. As an educator, I can assure you I see this all the time--though more frequently it is not an unintentional mistake.

veeter
04-14-2005, 08:53 PM
The only thing Gammons is impeccable at is spewing misinformation.

RKMeibalane
04-14-2005, 09:48 PM
I hope that Albom is fired, if for no other reason, so I won't have to listen to him during the Sports Reporters on Sunday morning.

SluggersAway
04-14-2005, 09:51 PM
Gammons got busted. Good thing his editors covered for him so quickly. This is his modus operandi. If it were not for the internet age, no one would be the wiser.