If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…

You know that story about Roxanne Shanté forcing Warner Bros. to pay for her education and getting her PhD from Cornell…



14 thoughts on “If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…

  1. FilthyGrandeur September 2, 2009 at 2:56 pm Reply

    damn…this sucks…

  2. geo September 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm Reply

    damn it.

  3. lemu September 2, 2009 at 3:31 pm Reply

    So, was there no fact checking by the Daily News? Its not that hard to call a school and ask whether someone was ever a student there.

    • FilthyGrandeur September 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm Reply

      that’s kinda what i was thinking. how did it even become a story if no one did a quick check?

    • quadmoniker September 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm Reply

      Yeah, that’s the reporter’s job, and it looks like it didn’t happen. I just like to clarify for those who don’t work in the news business; daily newspapers don’t have fact-checkers back-stopping reporters’ work because they don’t have time. And also, yes it doesn’t usually take that long to find out someone didn’t go to a school. Especially for a non-breaking feature like this one.

      • lemu September 2, 2009 at 3:41 pm Reply

        Sounds like the daily news is essentially running a gossip blog.

  4. karas September 2, 2009 at 3:47 pm Reply

    here i was proud of someone beating the system that essentially beat them.
    damn gina! oh well. respect to slate.
    hope this gets her back to school to finish for realzies.

    • shani-o September 2, 2009 at 4:09 pm Reply

      Slate is such a buzzkill for this, lol.

  5. Grump September 2, 2009 at 4:07 pm Reply

    So, can we get another season 5 of “The Wire” tie-in for this?

    • lemu September 2, 2009 at 4:15 pm Reply

      Damnit Grump. Now you have me watching old clips of the Wire on Youtube.

      I got work to do!

  6. ladyfresh September 2, 2009 at 8:27 pm Reply


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  9. tallulahbankhead September 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm Reply

    I would like to know why Roxanne felt the need to lie. Also, what is she doing to support herself if she’s not a therapist?

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