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EXTRA! EXTRA! Kane "rewrote" Nov 17, 2010 Willingham whistleblower story Jan 9, 2014

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  • unc70 Apr 10, 10:49 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    The online version of Kane's Nov 2010 story that first identified Willingham as a whistleblower was updated by Kane on Jan 9, 2014 and is dramatically different. The Orwellian version now online dovetails with Willingham's current version of things. The page when displayed has no indication that it is not the version from Nov 17, 2010. But down in the source, there is an update time of "2014-01-09T13:18:56Z".

    I think this might approach obstruction of a criminal investigation.

    Look at this and spread the word quickly in every way you can: UNC officials, places like Inside Carolina, social media, DA Woodall, …

    Those of you with special computer talents need to carefully archive all the resources and scripts that are used for tracking accesses, discovering search terms, and a lot more. Nasty "debug" capabilities.

  • ClassyTarHeel Apr 10, 11:03 a.m.
    Towel Boy

    I think this might approach obstruction of a criminal investigation.

    Agreed.

    The only thing that could be more criminal is the gullibility of the typical ABCER, who swallowed that load of bull hook/line/sinker. (^^^^see above lol^^^)

    Good find.

  • PackFanaticInTheHouse Apr 10, 11:05 a.m.
    Towel Boy

    Simple minds are easily manipulated.

    #FunToWatch

    :)

  • 903 Free Paul Frampton 2 Apr 10, 11:09 a.m.
    Pro

    So the N&O lied about a story?

    Incorrigible, unforgivable... That's definitely as bad as a university cheating their *ss off for 3 decades...

  • KT lols at internet tough girls Apr 10, 11:14 a.m.
    Towel Boy

    Changing a newspaper story equivalent to obstruction of justice.....

    only in a kerliner fan's mind. The original could easily be retrieved by authorities.

  • unc70 Apr 10, 11:41 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    Here is the URL to the story. Not clickable.

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/11/17/2490476/insider-unc-tolerated-cheating.html

    The original version of that story Willingham claimed that she had seen a tutor doing a paper for an athlete, that she had reported it to UNC officials, naming Robert Mercer, and that UNC had taken no action (coverup). That story did not name the tutor or athlete, but it savaged Mercer. By Sunday night a few of us online and with help from many others had discovered that Willingham was asked by another tutor to review and give a second opinion to Mercer on the infamous Jennifer Wiley-Michael McAdoo paper. UNC had responded forcefully. If Kane did not have two different names from MW, then he and the N&O had libeled a non-public figure. A few hours after that was posted, the N&O deleted the worst about Mercer from their site, but it was already on the AP wire.

    I first thought it possible MW had not learned of the UNC actions, now know better.

  • KT lols at internet tough girls Apr 10, 11:49 a.m.
    Towel Boy

    Here is the URL to the story. Not clickable.
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    — Posted by unc70

    So tell us again how this is obstruction of justice? N&O did not withhold information from a subpoena, only deleted data online.

  • PackFanaticInTheHouse Apr 10, 12:04 p.m.
    Towel Boy

    [i][Don't try to fill your lil' punkin' head with "legal stuff", kTard. It's beyond your reach, boy.

    /i]

    Lol

    Says tBOY that can't explain HOW it was an obstruction of justice.

    #NeatHowThatWorkedOut

    :)

  • KT lols at internet tough girls Apr 10, 12:07 p.m.
    Towel Boy

    [i][Don't try to fill your lil' punkin' head with "legal stuff", kTard. It's beyond your reach,... View More

    — Posted by PackFanaticInTheHouse

    Exactly. She does nothing but spout race baiting hate-speak and dodges the question entirely. She must be really embarrassed.

  • heelraiser3 Apr 10, 12:13 p.m.
    Towel Boy

    The online version of Kane's Nov 2010 story that first identified Willingham as a whistleblower... View More

    — Posted by unc70

    What a sleuth you are. I bet you no one else saw this during the investigation. I bet none of the hundreds of paralegals on the case caught this.

    Bwwwwwaaaaaaaahhhhhhhaaaaaa

  • unc70 Apr 10, 12:30 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Changing a newspaper story equivalent to obstruction of justice.....

    only in a kerliner fan's... View More

    — Posted by KT lols at internet tough girls

    Only if the authorities know about this story and know exactly where to look for the various versions and for the discussions at the time. The N&O actively pushed the modified versions into the search engines and everywhere else they could find online. Most of the N&O print edition ran with that first update, but the Charlotte Observer mostly ran the original; it was probably too late to push that change on them without drawing attention to the differences and raising serious questions.

    As it was, Kane and the N&O were able to bask in their glory, mostly report on reaction stories, and let others push the story. Everyone just took her word and asked no further questions. "Why would she lie?" Many people at UNC in shame believed her; some still do. No other names from her, Mercer still worked at UNC and might yet have a solid libel case.

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