Originally Posted by Betterread
I have no wish to keep going around and around on this topic. But I wanted to make the point to WMR that if you are going to quote someone, get it right. I have suffered from being personally misquoted in the media and having to cover for clients that were misquoted, and its very stressful and emotionally draining. You know what the reporter said when I confronted him the last time it happened, "Geez, when I listen to my recording again, you said something similiar but not exactly what I wrote". Did he file a retraction. No.
So, when WMR attributed words to Daunte Culpepper that did not sound right to me, I questioned him about it. He got defensive, but never a) provided a source for the quote; or b) said "I may have mis-quoted or incorrectly attributed words to him". This is far too common in today's world. It's as if you didn't intend to misquote someone, it's OK if you made a mistake.
I'm sorry I didn't use the proper ALWD citation form. I heard him say words which, if not verbatim, amounted to exactly what I said. The source was either a press conference or interview w/ Daunte Culpepper that was played on ESPN Radio. I thought I said that in a previous post?