The Credit Scoring Site A bleak account 

False, yet disturbing headline published by Microsoft News

The anatomy of a media correction. Syndicated error calls attention to systemic failure of people working in information dissemination. Falsity remains.

| By Greg Fisher

This is about credit scores.

In January, Cameron Huddleston, a columnist for Gobankingrates wrote, "In addition, insurers, utility companies, cell phone companies, employers and even landlords use credit scores to determine your dependability."

That is not true. Employers do not use credit scores. It is the 10th anniversary of emphatic statements by the credit bureaus that they do not provide scores for employment purposes.

Microsoft published that false information.

In fact, in September, Huddleston wrote, "Employers look at job candidates’ credit reports — not their credit scores."

Huddleston (an "award-winning journalist" and "personal finance expert") follows @creditscoring on Twitter. So does Gobankingrates.

False yet horrific headline

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FROM: Joel Gunderson, assistant account executive, We Communications
CC: Microsoft Media Relations
DATE: Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 1:46 PM
SUBJECT: Voicemail follow-up


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FROM: Greg Fisher, Truth and Falsity
TO: Joel Gunderson
DATE: Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 2:20 PM
SUBJECT: Re: Voicemail follow-up

Name: Greg Fisher
Publication: Page A2 (, Truth and Falsity (

What is the name of the person who wrote the headline, "Frontier Airlines passenger opens cabin door in flight, deploying the emergency slide"?

Who edited it to say, "Frontier Airlines passenger opens cabin door, deploying the emergency slide" (removing "in flight")?

Does a public notation of that correction exist?

What is your correction policy?

Phone number: 937-681-3224
Deadline: 2018-10-30

Greg Fisher
Truth and Falsity
The Credit Scoring Site
PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio 45409-0342
mobile/text 937-681-3224

FROM: Greg Fisher, Truth and Falsity
TO: Satya Nadella, Microsoft; Joel Gunderson
DATE: Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 11:46 AM
SUBJECT: Re: Voicemail follow-up

You published, "'The Senate will have an opportunity to undo a portion of the Republican campaign to sabotage health care,' Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor Tuesday, ahead of the vote."

That is not true. Senator Schumer has never been the majority leader.

Make a correction today. I'm not filling out any form.

Greg Fisher
Truth and Falsity
The Credit Scoring Site
PO Box 342
Dayton, Ohio 45409-0342
mobile/text 937-681-3224

NBC made a correction but the error still exists in the internet domain Rob Bennett is the editor in chief of Microsoft News.

If Microsoft can't get the fundamental history of The United States of America right, the arcane details of credit scoring don't have a chance.

Vote of no confidence. Falsity remains.

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