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Fundamental American history false information

| By Greg Fisher

From: Greg Fisher []
To: Michael Days
Date: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 10:59 AM
Subject: credit score, employers, hed writer ID,, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Media Network, PBC, AP corrective, fundamental American history

I am with the media, am on a deadline and I am writing about you and your organization. See this message and your response at

The headline of an article you published is, "Credit score alone won't keep you from getting that job."

Credit score alone won't keep you from getting that job. (2016, September 07). Retrieved September 08, 2016, from
The author is Singletary, M.

In fact, a credit score—in addition to anything—won't keep me from getting that job. That is because employers do not use credit scores (a fact stated, indeed, in the article).

What is the name of the person who wrote that headline? #TheHed

Strangely, there is no byline naming the author of the article, Michelle Singletary. #1605y

Your source code states


What is wrong?

Veracity test

Your website also states, "Under former House Majority Leader John Boehner's leadership, Republicans who were angry at the president's pending nuclear deal with Iran brought in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to give an anti-Obama speech on the floor of Congress."

Date of that article: 2016

Mr. Boehner is a former Majority Leader, but his most recent position, beginning in 2011, was Speaker (way more important). Netanyahu spoke in 2015.

What is your correction policy? I asked for that in 2012.  Do you have one?

While that one from this year is (technically) accurate, another one takes the cake. One single article on your website states, both

"We've got one last chance here to beat Obamacare, and we can do that in the November election," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling the law the "single worst piece of legislation" passed in modern times.
"The American people do not want to go down this path," said House Majority Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio).

Flaherty, A. (2012, July 03). 2 sides affirm health stance. Retrieved September 08, 2016, from
(Associated Press)

You are wrong.

Do not publish false information.

Greg Fisher
Truth and Falsity
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