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  1. @ Deep: I’ve been hearing some horror stories of this nature from other people as well.

    @ Arcopol: May I say what a pleasure it was to meet you? A few of my good friends are journalists and I was quite appalled when this happened. Thanks however to these aforementioned people, my faith in your profession is retained. What’s more, I really appreciate your listening to what I had to say at your blogcamp talk and even more – coming back to reference this incident. It’s really good journalism to check on your data.

  2. @IdeaSmith – haha you are right.. I had faced similar kind of issue with TOI guys (their Mulund – Thane edition) – she copied the stuff from my blog and posted as if I had given her any interview..

  3. @ Melody, Kalyan, Ms Taggart: Bleh, some people, I tell ya…

    @ Deep Ganatra: For someone who mixes up names in an article for a national daily and shows no remorse…..does the concept of ‘facts’ even exist?

  4. *** Posted this on Meetu’s blog too ***

    One thing I did not understand, they are saying that this Jim Karter guy earned 70K USD last month.. but where is the proof? He had same kind of thing in Mumbai Blogcamp too but I don’s see any reason to believe without the proof.

    And when it comes to newspapers, they should have the proof in their hand which says that the information they have received is correct.

    I would simple call this as careless journalism.


  5. @ Sumant: Yup, I was indeed hoping for that.

    @ Neha, manuscrypts: 👿

    @ maxdavinci: Not all journalists are like that. By yes, I’m appalled that this one is.

    @ Amrutha: Yes, I saw that. The comments are still missing though.

    @ Amey: Whew! I never left!

    @ Which Main? What Cross?: Gaaaaaah. And you tell me that right after I come out with my identity (see next post)!!!

    @ Kalyan: I don’t think so. This journalist spoke to me as well and I clearly told him that I was not a ‘professional blogger’. He messed up our names. And no wedding anniversaries for the unmarried!!!

    @ the mad momma: I think it still matters. They can’t be allowed to get away with a mistake like this and stay so complacent (which is what the journalist sounds like).

  6. Cant you mail the editor? not that it matters once you and Meetu sort it out..

    but they need to be told they’re doing a crappy job.. and whoever wrote the story should be pulled up.

  7. I was quite shocked when you called and told me about this the other day. I was hoping DNA would do the decent thing and at least print an apology –

    but apparently they decided to take the chickens way out –
    (01) They deleted both yours & Meetu’s comments
    (02) They just edited the story online.

    Online version now
    ➡ “Another popular blogger who writes for always loved Bollywood movies. But things changed when she got married”

    Melodys last blog post..Meet the Hypocrite, Non Patriotic Me.

  8. Being misquoted is prolly worse than not being quoted at all. But then it was pretty sick of them to not approve your comments and act as If nothing happened….

    Guess they’re ignorant of the power of social media!

  9. You can’t do much if the paper decides not to publish your comments because it shows them up for shoddy reporting. You can, however, make sure that at least your readers point it out to them as well, and hope that sheer volumes will make them print (or upload) the correction.

    Sumants last blog post..On The Dark Knight