John Graham-Cumming: The Myth of the Boy Wizard
: JGC on the Haystack mess. bad journalism by The Guardian, Newsweek and the Beeb, basically, single-sourcing articles without any corroborating backup from domain experts
(tags: journalism haystack the-grauniad newsweek bbc news cpj jgc)
Dude, I was privileged enough to watch the Boy Wonder first hand. Heh heh heh, he was quite a treat in a seriously cringeworthy way. Talked a lot about how he was a non-comformist badass and the United States govt. was afraid of him. Guess there’s a little bit of Cyclotouriste in all of us :-)
oh dear oh dear.
btw the Encyclopedia Dramatica entry on cyclotouriste is fantastic: http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Cyclotouriste
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