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Joyce Slaton takes the blame
September 19, 2002 11:14 AM   Subscribe

Joyce Slaton takes the blame (or some of it) for over-hyped dot com boom reporting (maybe she read this thread). Journalists flog themselves and their inexperienced peers: "There were a lot of lifestyle editors that ended up on the business desk because that's where the pages were being added," says John Battelle, co-founder of Wired and founder and publisher of The Industry Standard." Will we ever again be so gullible?
posted by akmonday (4 comments total)

 
Perhaps, we all -- corporations, Wall Street, the press and the average citizen -- played a small part in the dot-com boom and bust.

It seems to me she's spreading the blame around equally. What I want to know is if we all played a small part, who played the starring role?
posted by moonbiter at 11:41 AM on September 19, 2002


Will we ever again be so gullible?
Yes.
posted by DenOfSizer at 1:39 PM on September 19, 2002


Will we ever again be so gullible?

Can you complete this famous quotation? "There's a _______ born every minute."
posted by jfuller at 1:49 PM on September 19, 2002


While we're quoting, another equally applicable one is from Homer Simpson:

"Marge, it takes two people to lie. One to lie, and one to listen."
posted by AccordionGuy at 5:43 PM on September 19, 2002


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