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The Village Voice’s Rob Sgobbo Proves What You Pay For Is What You Get

by | 7th, January 2011

THE Village Voice is proving that what you pay for can be what you get. The organ no longer employs investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. He was on decent money. It does employ shiny, keen, bright, young cheap hacks out of school, like Rob Sgobbo. His Village Voice story was not as it seemed. Says Jim Romenesko:

Voice editor Tony Ortega says freelancer Rob Sgobbo made up a character, “Tamicka Bourges,” who claimed she’d amassed a large debt at Berkeley College without obtaining a degree. Also, the GAO told the Voice that there’s no spokesperson there named “Matt Fraser,” whom the story quoted.

Still, Mr Sgobbo always come and work for the British tabloids…

Spotter: Paul Berger, Slate



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