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Has Our Favorite NY Times Reporter Returned?

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by BuckBackHome, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Is this the same crack journalist who broke the huge MoC story last year? It is hard to tell since he has been clever enough to change his name from Michael Freeman to Mike Freeman. Of course, he now works for the Jacksonville rag instead of the NY Times.

    http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/111404/spf_17180214.shtml

    Feel free to email him and ask him how he knows so much about unethical behavior and lying.

    Sports Reporter Lies on Job Application
    Michael Freeman, a veteran sports reporter who broke a story for The New York Times in July 2003 about academic fraud allegations involving Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett, misrepresented his own academic credentials on a job application he filled out for a new position as a sports columnist for the Indianapolis Star. Acting on a tip, the Star investigated and found that Mr. Freeman had attended the university for four years but had never graduated; he promptly resigned. A Times spokesperson said that Mr. Freeman had not claimed to be a college graduate when he was hired in November 1992. In a statement published in the Star, Mr. Freeman wrote, "It was the only time I have told such falsehoods, and no other deceptions have ever appeared in any of my newspaper stories or two books at any time in my 16 years of practicing journalism."
     
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    I dropped him a line to remind him of his dishonesty and lack of any journalistic integrity. Called him a hypocrite and a joke, but I'm sure he knows all of that
     
  3. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    Here's the e-mail I sent him.


    Is this you?

    Sports Reporter Lies on Job Application
    Michael Freeman, a veteran sports reporter who broke a story for The New York Times in July 2003 about academic fraud allegations involving Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett, misrepresented his own academic credentials on a job application he filled out for a new position as a sports columnist for the Indianapolis Star. Acting on a tip, the Star investigated and found that Mr. Freeman had attended the university for four years but had never graduated; he promptly resigned. A Times spokesperson said that Mr. Freeman had not claimed to be a college graduate when he was hired in November 1992. In a statement published in the Star, Mr. Freeman wrote, "It was the only time I have told such falsehoods, and no other deceptions have ever appeared in any of my newspaper stories or two books at any time in my 16 years of practicing journalism."

    If it is, you can shove your credibilty questions and you article you know where.

    If it isn't, than just shove the article you know where.

    Your friendly neighborhood Buckeye Fan,
    Steven


    :biggrin:

    And here is his response.

    Thanks for the note. Take care.

    --Mike Freeman



    hmmmmm. It looks like Mr. Freeman might have found another job.
     
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    :slappy:
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  5. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    hehe I love this here interweb thing. It's so easy, even a caveman could do it. :slappy:
     
  6. CrabMan

    CrabMan Newbie

    Here's his response and my e-mail:


    Thanks for the note. My employer knows everything, and I have written
    about it for the newspaper.

    --Mike Freeman

    -----Original Message-----

    Sent: Sun 11/14/2004 11:45 AM
    To: Freeman, Michael
    Cc:
    Subject: Congrats



    On 11/14/04 at 11:45 a.m.

    Congratulations on your new job. Let me ask a question. Did you have
    to lie to get this gig, too?


    Does this look familiar?

    Sports Reporter Lies on Job Application
    Michael Freeman, a veteran sports reporter who broke a story for The
    New York Times in July 2003 about academic fraud allegations involving
    Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett, misrepresented his own academic
    credentials on a job application he filled out for a new position as a
    sports columnist for the Indianapolis Star. Acting on a tip, the Star
    investigated and found that Mr. Freeman had attended the university for
    four years but had never graduated; he promptly resigned.

    Can you spell H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E?

    How is anything you EVER spew supposed to be taken seriously when you
    are a proven LIAR? BTW, does your new boss know that you are a LIAR?
    You must admit that's not a very good trait to have as a
    reporter.

    Good luck with you career. Buckeye Nation will be watching....



    :lol:
     
  7. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Whoo-hoo! This is fun. I sent him the note below, and then included the article about him lying.


    Hi Mike-
    Congrats on your new job in Jacksonville- I guess Jayson Blair wasn't available? Fantastic article you wrote about OSU- I suppose that's fitting though, a liar writing about lies....


    Stupid bastard.
     
  8. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    First he bitches about grades allegedly being changed, then he bitches about the 0.0 GPA.

    Obviously tOSU had some grades changed to 'F's.
     
  9. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Is anyone sending this to Mandel and the guys at ESPN?
     
  10. DaBuckMD

    DaBuckMD Rookie

    This guy is a true moron....what a hypocrite....he blasts the OSU football program, but makes his living off OSU articles and other college programs. I love how sports journalists think they are the saviors of sports.
     
  11. "I also saw firsthand one of the sweet $30,000 SUVs Clarett now claims were illegally given to him, parked in the driveway of Clarett's condo (I think it was a nice shade of red)."

    the burnt orange one lebron gave him??
     
  12. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    This guy is a f-ing joke. I just sent him off a nice email. Pretty much just said, I think its time for you to look for a new profession.
     
  13. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    All you need to see is this quote from that brilliant journalist.
    That says is all.
    :slappy:
     

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