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Encyclopedia > Mike Barnicle

Michael Barnicle (born August 24, 1944 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is a radio talk show host in the Boston area with a daily program on WTKK 96.9FM. He is a former newspaper columnist for The Boston Globe and the Boston Heraldand a regular contributor to the television magazine show Chronicle, MSNBC's Hardball, Scarborough Country, and Imus In the Morning. August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Downtown Worcester, with City Hall at the right Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town), The City of Diners Official website: www. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... WTKK is a New England commercial talk radio station, broadcast out of Boston on 96. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ... The Boston Herald is a tabloid newspaper (not to be confused with tabloid press periodicals), the smaller of the two big dailies in Boston, Massachusetts, with a daily circulation of 230,543 in September 2005. ... MSNBC (a portmanteau of Microsoft and NBC) is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States. ... Hardball is a sports term used to distinguish baseball from its variant softball. ... Scarborough Country is an opinion/analysis show broadcast on MSNBC Monday - Friday at 10 P.M. ET. It is hosted by former congressman (R - Fla. ...

In 1998, Barnicle was forced to resign from his position as a columnist at the Boston Globe when it was proven he fabricated quotations and facts in his columns. Earlier in 1998, Barnicle's plagiarism of George Carlin's book, Brain Droppings was revealed. In 1990 the Boston Globe paid Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz about $40,000 to settle an unsubstantiated quote written by Barnicle. [1] Notwithstanding these controversies, and perhaps because of his family's social standing in the Boston business community and Washington political circles, he did not become a "journalistic pariah" in the fashion of Janet Cooke and Jayson Blair. In 2001, Barnicle hosted a companion show to Hardball, known as Mike Barnicle or Barnicle. It was cancelled in short time due to poor ratings. [2] In 2004, during a stint at the New York Daily News, he was hired by the Boston Globes rival, the Boston Herald. He resigned in April 2005. Plagiarism is a form of academic malpractice specifically referring to the use of anothers information, language, or writing, when done without proper acknowledgment of the original source. ... George Dennis Carlin (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning Irish American stand-up comedian, actor, and author, noted especially for his irreverent attitude and his observations on language, psychology and religion along with many taboo subjects. ... Janet Cooke (born 1958) was an American journalist who became infamous when she won a Pulitzer Prize for a fabricated story that she wrote for The Washington Post. ... Jayson Blair Jayson Thomas Blair (born 23 March 1976) is a former New York Times reporter disgraced for committing repeated journalistic fraud. ... Daily News Building, Raymond Hood, architect, rendering by Hugh Ferriss. ...

For years radio host Howie Carr has not agreed with former fellow Boston Herald columnist Barnicle, calling him a "hack" and saying he wanted to be the Boston Herald's "nonfiction columnist" (concerning acts of plagiarism -- [3] as well as the fabrication of identities and situations which caused his suspension and forced Barnicle's resignation from the Boston Globe). [4] Barnicle called Carr "a pathetic figure" and asked "Can you imagine being as consumed with envy and jealousy toward me for as long as it has consumed him?" [5] A columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a column. Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ...

The Boston Globe article also stated that Carr gave out Barnicle's home phone number, an allegation which is staunchly refuted by Mr. Carr. The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ...

Many years earlier, Barnicle appeared in Michael Ritchie's film, The Candidate. Michael Ritchie (November 28, 1938 - April 16, 2001) was an American film director Michael Ritchie is also the name of an English college student in East Sussex who is famous for writing three novels for teenagers about teenage life. ... The Candidate is an American film released in 1972, starring Robert Redford. ...

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Barnicle's resignation came even as The Boston Phoenix, a weekly newspaper, was getting ready to publish a story saying that Barnicle had lifted material without attribution from writer A.J. Liebling for a 1986 column.
Barnicle claimed he hadn't even read the Carlin book, even though he had recommended it on TV, and he refused to offer his resignation, saying his transgression was lazy and stupid, but not akin to Smith's offenses.
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