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ARMSTRONG’S ENDORSEMENT DAYS APPEAR OVER

January 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Nielsen, best known for its TV ratings research, also assigns an “N-Score” to public personalities, which helps advertisers make selections for the stars of their TV ads and for media endorsements. On Monday it noted that disgraced bicycle champ Lance Armstrong’s N-Score had dropped from 137 (during Nielsen’s last survey in November 2012) to 29 […]

TE’O TO COURIC — I LIED, BUT YOU’D DO THE SAME

January 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A preview of Katie Couric’s interview with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o that aired on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday showed Te’o telling a confusing story about receiving a phone call on December 6 from a woman claiming to be the girlfriend he thought had died in September. It was two days before this year’s […]

WILL MANTI TURN OUT TO BE A BIGGER “GET” THAN LANCE?

January 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Not to be outdone by Oprah Winfrey, who was credited with landing the biggest “get” on TV in years when she persuaded Lance Armstrong to appear on her cable TV network, Katie Couric has secured an interview with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. ABC News announced on Sunday that the interview will air on Couric’s […]

TE’O’S DEAD GIRLFRIEND: WHAT HAPPENED TO FACT CHECKING?

January 17, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

The news media were being taken to task Wednesday for buying into the convoluted story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s account of his relationship with a girl whom he had met after a football game and talked to every night — but who died of leukemia shortly after the death of his grandmother. Among […]