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EW sets standard for fact checking


The cover story of this week’s Eugene Weekly is about Oregon’s booming wine industry reaching into the Southern Willamette Valley. The article contains numerous stats and number-crunching. For the brief history section of the article, Lance Sparks does some crack reporting.

“A Wikipedia entry traces the pace of that growth: By 1970, we had five bonded wineries and 35 acres…”


Yes, the Weekly used Wikipedia as a source, and admitted doing it. I will let you judge for yourself.

  1. Vincent. says:

    Chemtrails = weaponized semen?

  2. Timothy says:


  3. Vincent. says:

    You’ll learn all about chemtrails when they arrest you for asking too many fucking questions.

  4. CJ Ciaramella says:

    What, are you saying IndyMedia isn’t a good source? How else am I to learn about chemtrails?

  5. Timothy says:

    There’s cheap land in Oregon?

  6. Ossie says:

    The only problem I have with this is that all those damn Californian immigrants are swooping up our cheap land. We need to put up another sign at the border, “Welcome to Oregon — We Hope You Enjoy Your Visit”

  7. Ian says:

    As silly as it is to source Wikipedia, they’ve been sourcing IndyMedia for years. Far more offensively stupid is the article’s contention that a booming wine economy in Oregon could be a negative development because land values will increase and too many wealthy people will want to visit the area.

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