- Jul 24, 2004
Just because someone doesn't sue for defamation, does not mean the Guardian is telling the truth. And I do think the Lynch story was exaggerated.limerickman said:The Guardian :
"Rick Bragg--a white man--was fired from the New York Times for almost plagiarizing a freeleancer's material and pretending he was reporting from on the scene, when he was clearly not.
The book, I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story, patched together as many details as Bragg could string together, then added a twist to pump up the sales. Jessica Lynch, it claimed, was raped by her captors."
Rick Bragg, according to the article, wrote the book about Jessica Lynch.
If he resigned for the NYT (as you suggest) - he can sue the Guardian for defamation.