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  • Newsroom Rebellion Silences Gossip About Mayor’s Family

    By Howard Blume

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    An extraordinary minirebellion erupted in two Los Angeles newsrooms recently. At the Valley's Daily News and the L.A. Weekly, reporters refused to pursue a story that senior editors at both papers very much wanted.

    Insubordination is potential grounds for dismissal, so this refusal...

  • Beyond Despair

    By Rob Eshman

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Last September, in Khartoum, Sudan, a rumor surfaced that Westerners were going about town, shaking the hands of Muslims, and thereby causing the Muslim's penises to disappear. Really. This was reported in the Arabic language Al-Quds Al-Arabi and translated by the Middle East Media...

  • Global Confusion

    By Michael J. Jordan

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In what may be another case of an e-mail rumor run amok, the Anti-Defamation League is laying to rest allegations that Wal-Mart and Sam's Club are selling globes nationwide that denote "Palestine" but not Israel.



    E-mails spreading the rumor are circulating throughout the Jewish...

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