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Plainfield responds to sex slavery

2004-02-11 17:13:36.120701+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

I was going to tag this into the comments at my "Sex Slavery?" entry, but I think it's good enough to go into its own entry. Dan Damon, the public information officer of Plainfield, NJ, sent me a bunch of blog entries responding to Peter Landesman's sex slavery series. What's particularly entertaining about the exchanges with the editor is the total cluelessness on the editor's part that there might be something wrong with the portrayal: "If you see a trend of anti-New Jersey reporting, please send us a message citing bias in a specific article."

Uhhh... Yeah, they were specifically complaining about the treatment of one town, but in general it was more about a reporter spinning tales out of his ass and portarying them as if they were part of some vast international conspiracy.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Journalism and Media Conspiracy Sexual Culture - Landesman "sex slavery" article ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-02-11 18:05:52.531032+00 by: Diane Reese

Thanks for following up on this, Dan. I'd never seen Dan Damon's blog before, but I'll be watching in the future. (In addition to an interest in the subject at hand, I was born in Plainfield, NJ, and grew up nearby in Scotch Plains.)

#Comment Re: made: 2004-02-19 17:10:50.334636+00 by: Dan Lyke

Daze has a follow-up on assorted retractions and further critical analysis.