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Guest column/National coverage of case confuses who real villains are

December 29, 2012
By JOHN ZIEGLER , The Herald-Star

Since I was sportscaster at WTOV-TV in the early 1990s, in my career as a commentator and documentary filmmaker I have specialized in stories where the facts indicate that the news media got it wrong. I witnessed so much journalistic malpractice up close that it is now nearly impossible for me to be stunned by anything that happens in the modern media. However, what the New York Times did on Christmas Day with the Big Red hacking story was so egregious, and potentially even illegal, that it somehow left me temporarily speechless.

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