Originally written on Cleveland Frowns  |  Last updated 7/5/12
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On Tuesday the Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com published a short and short-lived piece by Michael Heaton on rumors that LeBron James fathered a baby with former 19 Action News (WOIO) anchor Sharon Reed. The column carried the headline, “Is LeBron James Sharon Reed’s baby daddy?,” and relied entirely on reports from “internet websites” to support the editorial decision that this question is one that the PD and Cleveland.com should be putting in headlines. Heaton cites three websites, Tattle Tailzz, Sandra Rose, and Madame Noire, but all three “reports,” and apparently everything that’s been published anywhere on the LeBron/Reed rumor to date, can be traced to a single anonymously sourced report at Sandra Rose. According to Cleveland.com’s time-stamp, the PD/Cleveland.com piece was posted at 5:15 PM on Tuesday, and was updated with who-knows-what at 6:25. About a half-hour later, it was pulled from the (internet) web, though a dead link to the post still comes up as the number one res...
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