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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Tsukroff admits to printing rumors

August 6, 2005, Nathan Tsukroff wrote in the Gray News:

A second request revealed numerous other e-mails that provide a glimpse into a potentially inappropriate relationship between the town council and Monument News Editor Elizabeth Prata.

Mr. Tsukroff continued, at intervals, to spread the rumor in print that Mr. Foster and Ms Prata were inappropriately connected.

However, when pressed and asked directly, Mr. Tsukroff wrote on his hate blog:

No one has presented any evidence of a romantic relationship between Foster and Prata. It appears to be an unfounded rumor.
Nathan | 03.09.06 - 11:09 pm

Mr. Tsukroff starts rumors himself and uses the Gray News as a vehicle for perpetuating them. He also passes off rumors as news. A newspaper should not print rumors. For a reporter to so casually admit that he wrote a rumor in a news report fails the citizens who rely on newspapers to print the truth.

Mr. Tsukroff should apologize to Mr. Foster and Ms. Prata for his rumormongering, and to the Gray News Board of directors for misusing their paper. Then he should resign. It is the right thing for a reporter to do.

7 Comments:

  • Nathan has nothing to gain and nothing to lose. He can afford to be a gossip and a busybody.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:42 AM  

  • I agree. But, the readers can't. Readers deserve better, and they should get it.

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 9:36 AM  

  • Since Tsurkoff's contributions to the GN have been accepted and printed for so long now, why would the GN board of directors expect an apology from Tsurkoff now. Isn't it is the board itself that is ultimately responsible? .. not only for Tsukroff but for Clark as well. By keeping Tsukroff and Clark around, the GN BOD signals its support for them and their contempt for everyone they offend. Bad stewards.

    By Anonymous Cal Cutter, at 10:10 AM  

  • Well, true. And well said. But I can always hope that the Board of Directors of the Gray News is waking up, shaping up, and getting rid of the deadwood. One can hope. Likely not, but I thought I'd put it out there.

    By Blogger BiasBuster, at 6:10 PM  

  • Nathan Tsukroff should be 'fired' from the Gray News; and should be accompanied by Ray Clark...they both Lie and are extremely Unethical.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:46 AM  

  • biasbuster has shown the error of Nathan's ways. Saying he is a liar is accurate. It's been proven. It isn't negative alegation when it's been proven (and besides, Nathan admitted it)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:57 PM  

  • I didn't like when Nathan used the words "slap in the face" on Proudian's blog.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:22 PM  

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