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5-31-2009 @ 4:20PM
"Lisa Poisso gave Ferarro multiple opportunities to clarify, refute, and expand upon things in the article, and Ferarro never took her up on those opportunities. In particular the photos were directly questioned, and Ferarro brushed aside questions concerning them."That's simply not enough for publication. And it's troubling to now know that the article ran in spite of doubt.Interviews with industry figures are, for the publisher, easy to authenticate and of little risk to reputation (the onus would be on, say, Blizzard if it handed a Ghostcrawler interview to ghostwriter). But internet personalities? At the very least, there should have been the verification of the identity. Online stardom is a intriguing phenomenon but it doesn't excuse credulity. If people want to remain anonymous, they forfeit interviews.I trust you'll be more careful next time, WoW.com.
5-31-2009 @ 4:52PM
I'm pretty sure Adam meant they requested a clarification after this info came out, not when they published the original interview. When they did the interview there was no reason to question her credibility.
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