Monday, December 15, 2014

Meet muckraker Dan Kane of the Raleigh News and Observer

"So profound was Mr. Kane’s influence in exposing the saga that he became a character himself. Legions of UNC-Chapel Hill sports fans took aim at him, sending threatening emails and tweets. The News & Observer called the police twice when the threats got serious."

"'It was pretty jarring to get these emails and tweets and see some of these things on the message boards that were so full of hate and no desire to really look at the facts here,' Mr. Kane said in an interview. 'It’s almost like that’s how they contribute to the team.'"

The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Dan Kane, the relentless reporter who exposed the UNC academic fraud scandal.

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