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This warrants a press conference that breaks into prime time? Really?

TLDR version: Notre Dame student meets girl online, falls in love, thinks girl has cancer, mourns her death, then finds out the girl online was a fake.

The student just HAPPENS to be a Fighting Irish MVP.

So 1) why is the university making a press release about it at all?
and 2) why is this so important that it's worth breaking into regular programming to air it?

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Asked by NotPanicking at 8:10 PM on Jan. 16, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Really? That's breaking news?

    Answer by SWasson at 8:14 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • It is the new buzz on FB. Though the way everyone was talking about it, it sounded like HE made the lie up about her. It isn't that serious people.

    Answer by kmath at 8:17 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • And he's still talking. He's throwing around words like "online chatter" like he's Obama talking terrorism or something.

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 8:17 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • Really?? So it wasn't enough to play it incessantly all over the sports stations? SIgh....

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:23 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • My condolences to anyone if this is going out national. I find it silly enough that it's pre-empting tv locally. It does sound like most of the sports nets and sports radio are there.

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 8:25 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • I just read about it on Yahoo just now. They interupted programing for that? That does not warrent interupting a show for.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:28 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • No wonder some people really do think the sun rises out of their ass....

    Answer by Nimue930 at 8:29 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • NP, where was it being broadcast?

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:31 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • Northern Indiana/SW Michigan. No NBC comedies for anyone around here tonight.

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 9:34 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

  • Maybe they are trying to protect themselves and show how upfront they are to avoid possible litigation against the school.

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:14 PM on Jan. 16, 2013

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