Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ridiculous rumors: Steph being sued, is it true?

The Lex had an interesting post on this. There have been rumors floating around the web as usual, this time claiming that SM is being sued by a college roommate for "stealing her idea".

FIRST off. This rumor originated from Max-Dan-Wiz, who reported that the article was from the AP. Let me get one thing straight. The AP is very professional in their journalism and is a top source for journalists around the globe. They do not make grammar/spelling mistakes! The article is poorly written and does include several grammar and spelling errors. 

Also, a commenter questioned the credibility of this article, saying that they had found an article on Max-Dan-Wiz claiming that Taylor Lautner had died doing a stunt! PS. That didn't happen!

The Lexicon has several other reasonings to prove that this rumor was a fabrication:

-Article appeared on April 10: filming has gone on since that date most notably Friday when Vancity Allie got pictures of the cast in Bella’s Birthday party attire.
-The article claims an AP wire as their source. We can find no such record of this on the AP.
-The article claims Dr. Peter Benton now head of the BYU English Department is backing the claim. There is no Dr. Peter Benton at BYU (but he was a character on ER or a few seasons).
-Stephenie’s supposed former roommate must be living under the biggest rock ever if in Salt Lake City of all places she is only just now hearing that her former roommate’s success is based on a vampire novel.
-Vampire short story in the BYU curriculum…yeah…I’m sure the BYU undergrads wrote lots of vampire tales 15 years ago right along with all those stories involving lots of swearing, drinking, and pre-marital sex.

So who fell for this nonsense?

The Insider who thought for whatever reason it was a good idea to let fans upload stories and have it appear as if it were an official The Insider story. The site is reporting the story as fact, and is also running the story with the fan made poster WITH A TURKEY in the corner as if it were real. On a quick glance other news outlets who don’t read the fine print to realize this is a fan uploaded story are linking to this story.
Others who fell for this include:
Backseat Cuddler
…the list goes on.


I think that it's obvious whether this story is true or not. ;) Stephenie's not a bad person after all.

Rumor dismissed!

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