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…


Sigh.

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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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  8. bitchphd September 4, 2009 at 7:12 pm Reply

    Crap.

  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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