He’s not a journalist. He’s an historian and a very good one, and his writing on history certainly should be allowed and has its place.
But it’s 100% clear that unlike a real journalist, he doesn’t vet his sources — to the point that he takes an email from a throwaway account as gospel and reports what some hoaxer says without bothering to try to verify. Nor does he do like a real journalist and seek a second source to back up an account — if Jericho or whoever tells him something, he just goes with it oblivious to being used to further THEIR agenda rather than take that info and try to confirm it with someone else. That’s not journalism. That’s gossip.f
So when it comes to how journalism works, I do know more than Meltzer. Imagine CNN or ABC or FOX or whoever getting an email from [email protected]
and reporting what that email says as fact. Anyone doing that would be fired.
Nothing would be lost in banning him as a source.
(And don’t get me started on his partner, who actually criticized the commentary on a match with no commentary and made fun of the finish of a match that wasn’t actually the finish (saying Otis climbed the ladder when he didn’t … and people still stand up for them lol).
Nobody is saying you can’t keep paying your $11.99. Just don’t let their stuff be posted here as a news source.