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Uncovering the sins of Joe McGinniss

Joe McFinniss's 1983 bestseller Fatal Vision offered up Jeffrey MacDonald as a modern exemplar of evil: a narcissistic, remorseless monster who beat to death his wife and five-year-old daughter in a diet-pill-fueled frenzy, then coolly killed the only
Don't quote me: Vision quest
By DAN KENNEDY  |  September 23, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Alex James's cheese, the Chili Peppers' video, Noel and Liam's suit, Nicole Scherzinger's Killer Love, Sammy Hagar's Chickenfoot III

James is on the vanguard of a truly extraordinary future: now that cheese has been infused with the flavor of ketchup, it's only a matter of time before entire cheeseburgers — with beef, onions, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and all — are compressed into pre-s
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By DAVID THORPE  |  September 02, 2011
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Bully for BU!

After six years at the Phoenix , I recently got my first pre-emptive libel threat. It came, most unexpectedly, from an investigative reporter. And beyond the fact that this struck me as a blatant attempt at intimidation, it demonstrated how tricky journ
A curious conflict of interest is followed by a legal threat — from a journalism center!
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 12, 2010
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Scared silent

Dr. Walid Fitaihi’s departure from and return to the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) were stories worth reporting.
Three lawsuits have been dropped, but local media still seems reluctant to tackle the Islamic Society of Boston
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 19, 2007
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Judge Dread

A few hours after the Massachusetts SJC upheld his 2005 triumph in a libel case against the Boston Herald , Superior Court judge Ernest Murphy waxed dramatic.
The SJC’s libel ruling won’t cripple the media — but it could seriously hurt the Herald
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 09, 2007