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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Sys-Con Implosion Continues

Word is out that the implosion at Sys-Con is continuing. Publisher Fuat Kircaali did an interview that proves he has no background in journalistic morality, and the senior editorial staff at LinuxWorld resigned as a result. Now there's word that Kircaali posted a post-resignation apology on the front page of Linux Business News that seems to completely contradict his interview.

O'Gara did a fine job kicking over that can of worms.

A.T. Hun comments: I don't think that the apology contradicts anything. It's the same crap as in the article. He refers to "ethical questions" when the ethics of the O'Gara piece went beyond questionable. It's an attempt at face-saving, and precious little else. To me, this is the main problem with modern big media. Reporters want to become the next Woodward and Bernstein, so they go digging into people's lives left and right, not really caring about whose reputation is tarnished along the way. The line between the mainstream press and the tabloids is often razor-thin.

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