Sunday, July 22, 2012

Chicago Sun-Times photojournalist as Tamara Bell shitcanned for fake work

We all have seen those articles in newspapers - STREET INTERVIEWS or ASK A CITIZEN - usually they have 4 different peoples pictures with comments from each person. Tamara Bell must not have felt like going out to photograph people on the street and ask them questions...So she just made up fake photos and comments...Needless to say if her resume turns up at this fine upstanding news blog...We won't hire her!

veteran Sun-Times Media photographer was recently fired after she confessed to fabricating names and quotes in a feature that appeared in at least eight suburban publications, the company said in a statement.

In a note to readers last week, Chris Krug, publisher of the Sun-Times Media-owned Pioneer Press, said the photographer on numerous occasions fabricated information in the recurring "Question of the Week" feature.

"This is absolutely unacceptable," Krug wrote.

A Chicago Sun-Times story identified the photojournalist as Tamara Bell, saying she was fired Thursday.

Bell, 40, did not respond to requests for comment.

Appearing in several Sun-Times Media publications, the "Question of the Week" piece incorporates photos of individuals, their names, the community in which they live and answers to a question about a particular area or issue.

Spurred by a reader's complaint, the media company analyzed Bell's work and found problems with at least 43 quotes and photo captions in 11 "Question of the Week" features dating to March, according to the Chicago Sun-Times story. Bell admitted to 22 fabrications and was fired, Krug said.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

typical slum-times bullshit.it's a paper that's truly circling the drain.good riddance to mary mitchell,and her twin...laura *nigger* washington,and that asshole joe cowley.it has to be the worst rag of shit in the midwest.

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is that Tamara has a job with the Evil Racoon administration. These folks deal in lies and bullshit every day of the week. Perhaps she can do some questions on shootings. and this all will be done "for the Kids".

Anonymous said...

Karma. Oh yes.

Anonymous said...

Liberals make up the news every night but i don't watch.

Anonymous said...

Yeah that's,unfair,and so is,it when I'm on a case with a detect and after court. they get to go home and my patrolmans ass had to go back to work.that,ain't fair shaved

Anonymous said...

Why single her out? Most everything the Sun-Times, Tribune, Washington Post, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc, etc, etc report is a lie anyway. Maybe she stopped blowing her editor.

Anonymous said...

5 years max,and the sun times will be out of buisness.

I Voted For Obama said...

Tamara Bell voted for Obama, then asked him his name, took his picture, and then asked him 52 questions.

Anonymous said...

Bet shes a shoplifter and one hell of a fuck!

Anonymous said...

She was afriad of being raped and shot on the unsafe streets of Chicago.
She would be better off walking the streets of Bagdad.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if she thought she worked for the Onion. The Onion is the only paper I read anymore. The other papers are so full of crap that they make the Onion appear legitimate.

Anonymous said...

Fabrications and lies? You're looking at Obama's next White House Press Secretary.

Anonymous said...

This rag is not really a newspaper anymore. It is an embarassment to the City. Slantaed, biased, reports containing half truths, inaccurate facts. Good Riddance.

Anonymous said...

Anyone with the name of "Bell" is always a Ding-Dong...

Anonymous said...

Media & intigrity= OXYMORON