archive: Re: SETI: media management

Re: SETI: media management
Sat, 31 Oct 1998 06:08:31 EST

Mr. Whitehouse did not take responsible actions in this story. His FIRST--and
very public--rendering of the story was tabloid at its worst. Many
thousands--including me-- saw this story. IT IS STILL ON THE WEB IN ORIGINAL
FORM, at least on the newsgroups. I believe the version you looked at is his
MODIFIED version, which has some degree of balance. YET Mr. Whitehouse made no
effort to see if Mr. Dorr--or whoever--is actually involved. I am of the
opinion that this Dorr guy is just someone whose resume got set up...

We all know that the hoaxster's data was shot down within minutes of it being
posted on the list. Why is it that Mr. Whitehouse failed to see these posts,
and others, that were widely disseminated on NG's (without permission I might
add) LONG BEFORE his story?

Mr. Whitehouse may be an excellent journalist but this is not an example of
journalist's work.