Trust, but verify!
Not too long ago a lady by the name of Laura Reddy of ABC news published an article that included a sentence that no writer worth his/her salt should ever have written. Due to really crappy writing, it gave some people the idea that Ms. White and Ms. Vay had engaged in a 13 year lesbian affair. If you had read the article in context, you would have never walked away with that conclusion.
Subsequently, the original article at ABC was changed to more accurately reflect what the author was trying to say. No where in the re-written article was there any indication that anything had been changed. That is not only dishonest but really sloppy "journalism."
New and "improved" version:
But in the meantime, numerous sites (mostly conservative) picked up this slanderous meme and it just kept getting lathered, rinsed, and repeated.The female bodybuilder who once ran a bicycle business with latest Herman Cain accuser Ginger White says the Atlanta woman never mentioned the Republican presidential candidate, who she says was her lover for 13 years."His name has never come up," said Kimberly Vay, who told ABC News that she and White were former business partners. link
Several of these sites have revised their articles to more accurately reflect the truth. Most have not. But the damage has been done. And the biggest damage done is to the credibility of the bloggers who didn't bother to "trust, but verify."
Saturday, December 3rd 7:30 PST
Allow me to clarify my statement about the two ladies in question not being lesbian lovers to read: There is no credible source stating these ladies were lesbian lovers. Until there is, we should not be reporting it as true.