Monday, April 11, 2011

Have No Fear, FishFraud Is Still Here!

Thank you for the many emails expressing concern that  FishFraud was somehow discovered and murdered by Steven Frischling! Not true, no worries! We've simply been busy with nonFishFraud-related activities. Perhaps we are accountants preparing for Tax Day. Or we were busy training for and winning the Masters. Or we play for the Boston Red Sox and it's baseball season again!

More content coming soon... we've only begun to scratch the surface of freakdom!

180 comments:

  1. frischling claims to have been asked to be on the board of advisors for a private jet company...anyone know who this might be?

    flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
    Last week I was asked to join the board of advisors for a corporate jet operator ... wonder what this week has in store for me.

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  2. Has he announced the project "that will flip how airports will use social media onto a whole new track" or was that a bunch of bullshit too?

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  3. On the board of advisors? I dare this company to announce this news. Hah. It would be an awful day for them. Can't be true. The airport has not stepped forward either. The smell of rotting fish permeates.

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  4. Thank god you are OK! We were so worried and suffering from the loss of regular Steven Frischling updates that have become our daily staple.

    SF having lots of woo hoos about a project he is doing with eezeer.com and simpliflying.com

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  5. this might be the second or third time he has claimed to be "back on track" and something big right around the corner

    "flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
    Woo Hoo! Back on track and totally excited for what shall start in the near future!!! More details when it all get started :0)"

    he also claims to be working on a big project with these people. http://simpliflying.com/
    might be time to contact them and let them know about how frischling is a pathological liar.

    "flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
    @briadavi You'll have to wait & see what @simpliflying have cooked up! Been in the works since the summer & we've dragged some other in :0)"

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  6. That "goddamnit" you all just heard was Frischling's reaction to reading this post.

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  7. Those Simpliflying guys obviously not as savvy in social media as they think. Wait until they find out the background on this guy! Will anybody want to be associated with them? They are about to tarnish their reputation.

    Now when you google Steven Frischling, FishFraud comes up in #5 place!

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  8. The Simpliflying guys sound oblivious to how ridiculous they sound along with how much of a fraud our boy Fish is.

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  9. The Simpliflying guys do a lot of the same thing. Self promotion, know-it-all statements, airline fanboys who have not worked a day at an airline, make bogus client citations and suddenly think they are industry experts because they tweet about it all day. They are made for each other.

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  10. The SimpliFlying folks and SF should get along very well, based on their poorly-written release (below). Or maybe SF wrote it? Seriously, this comes off as something a fifth grader may write. (Twitter alternately capitalized and not capitalized, 'Top' capitalized for no reason, generally poor flow to the write-up)

    AIRLINES ON TWITTER – OH…THE STORIES DATA TELLS

    While you drool over the data in the infographic below, I thought I’d highlight some interesting stories, which may not stand out on first glance:
    You’ll see that twitter use among airlines is spread out globally – with Top four airlines featuring Delta, TAM Brazil and AirAsia (Malaysia!)
    While there are 168 airlines on twitter, only 77 are actively tweeting, and 80% of all tweets come from just 30 airlines (17%)!
    While Delta Airlines replies to the most number of tweets, it’s AirAsia that replies to the largest percentage of tweets to an airline – over 40% of tweets are replied to – that’s some serious effort, and this is way above the industry average of 24%
    While customer service is the most important function being addressed on Twitter (due to its real-time nature), it’s comfort & security that’s on the rise – remember how @TimF10 was helping American Airlines passengers with security setup at AA terminal at LAX?
    Long-haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X has come out ahead of legacy carriers like Cathay Pacific and Asiana in the quality of customer service provided on Twitter. And it’s Azul from Brazil that’s leading in the “comfort and security” space.
    The conclusion from all this – twitter use is on the rise. Some airlines are adapting quickly to travelers’ increased use of social technologies. But not all have a strategy for this, and we’ll figure out in the upcoming months who are the flukes and who are the real deal.
    Exciting times!

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  11. WTF, I guess the assertion is that the more you tweet, the better the airline you are? Thats just like Steven Frischling himself thinking that tweeting constantly = goodness.

    The conclusion is that twitter use is on the rise? DUH!

    Wrap this all up in a pretty infographic to hide the fact that there is no information of any substance.

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  12. another stupid flying with fish blog post that is riddled with typos and errors. this one is about the a380 collision at jfk.

    http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwithfish/2011/04/12/when-an-airbus-a380-and-a-bombardier-crj-700-meet-%E2%80%A6/

    here are some excerpts.

    "...and sometimes stark reminders of how dangerous airport taxiways interrupt the perfectly choreographed movements of airplanes that appear to be effortless and ramps can be."

    "Yesterday evening as Comair’s Delta Connection Flight 6293, a Bombardier CRJ-700 (CR7), taxied proceeded on JFK’s Taxiway Mike towards its gate at Terminal 2, following a short flight from Boston; the routine flight took an unexpected nearly 90º turn to the right."

    "With the Airbus A380 on Taxiway Alpha, taxing on the centerline, its wingspan of 261.6 feet should not have extended beyond the 284 foot width of Taxiway Alpha."

    - TAXING? hey airline expert, it's spelled TAXIING.

    "For those of you wondering how one commercial jet airliner can spin another commercial jet airliner around like a toy, here is how these two aircraft aircraft compare to one another strictly by the numbers:"

    just because the incident had two aircraft involved, doesn't mean that you need to write aircraft twice.

    "Watching the video and listening to Tower audio of the incident of the incident..."

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  13. as Frischling himself once wrote,".....feels really wierd, but a good wierd :0)"

    Sportsshooter thread #4340

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  14. Subject to debate:
    "A few years ago there was a wedding thread on here and I stated that I was thrilled to have never done one.......now I have my own way of doing them and it's not bad."

    Steven Frischling on Sportsshooter thread #27761 (from 2008 btw)

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  15. Our Hero!

    "The job of a news photographer is to record the moments, the truth and be resposible for letting the public know what is going on."

    Steven Frischling on Sportsshooter thread #20933 from 2006.

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  16. http://www.sportsshooter.com/funpix_view.html?id=752

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  17. Did we cover the horror of this event?
    "This afternoon on my way to the bank I stopped to
    photograph an auto accident with entrapment,
    happened right in front of the bank. As I stepped
    out of my car, no cameras in hand or anything, a
    cop who I have had minor run-ins with in the past
    came up behind me, pushing me, which resulted in
    my head being slammed into the car. Following the
    unexpected head slam I was hand cuffed and held
    for 90 minutes, and given five field interviews."

    Steven Frischling wrote this on the NPPA-L listserv on Apr 23 1999, 3:00 am

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  18. Read this after you have digested dinner...

    "As for CPR....NEVER do mouth to mouth NEVER. Alwas use a pocket shield or a mask, a pocket shield can go in your bag or on a key chain , a
    mask can go in your glove compartment. A mask is esential , while the chances of contracting something from a patient are slim there are other
    harrards, about 2 years ago I had one of my patients vomit (yes vomit) into my mouth. Let me tell you this is by far the most disgusting that
    that has ever happened to me. Many CPR patients vomit and if you are doig mouth to mouth it is coming at you and that is VERY HAZARDOUS to
    your health."

    (and to ours as well)

    Steven Frischling wrote this on the NPPA-L listerv on Sep 5 1997, 3:00 am

    (I'm thinking our lad gets really rolling at 3 AM)

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  19. 10:39: A wing extending over a taxiway is not an unusual event Mr. aviation expert.

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  20. Our guy is a regular Einstein...
    "Have you considered reading "A Bief Moment In Time" by Stephen Hawkins, brilliant physics type dude (or is thet psychic network...well anyway).
    He discusses the theory of linear time as we understand it , and how it acts in the realm of the universe we live in....facinationg chapter on
    worm holes in time.......goes along with your theory ......and a great book "

    "Hawkins"....is he related to Screamin' Jay Hawkins? (go You Tube him)

    Anyway Steven Frischling wrote that "facinationg" critique on the NPPA-L listserv on July 30, 1998 3:00 AM

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  21. the A380 event is typical of his blog posts, where he just takes common events already in the news and embellishes them with his nonsensical comments thinking somehow this is journalism.

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  22. ^ "I'm gonna put a SPELL on you!"

    "OOOHHAAAAHAHAHA!!..."

    Love these comments.

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  23. Oops he did it again... from 12:13:
    ""A few years ago there was a wedding thread on here and I stated that I was thrilled to have never done one..."

    but on July 26,1995 on rec.photo.advanced (no less) Steven Frischling wrote:
    "As a full time news shooter , and sometimes ad shooter (weddings and others as well)"

    Which is it?

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  24. Keep up the good work. On the Google Steven Frischling search, FishFraud climbs to #4 position! Keep doing the search and follow the Google link to make it #1.

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  25. On Twitter: "I've shot planes for wire services repeatedly, especially while covering homeland security. Also shot for airlines"

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  26. >4:26

    he also states here that he got hired to shoot a wedding based on his stunning housing projects images. I think he may have fudged the truth just a wee bit on this one.

    http://groups.google.com/group/bit.listserv.nppa-l/browse_thread/thread/1b95dfb36e68f4e6/64e157e82ef6e3b?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=%22steven+frischling%22+wedding#064e157e82ef6e3b

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  27. Keep it up, guys. This is seriously entertaining stuff. I can't wait to see how it ends! (And if my own first-hand experience with SF is any guide, it will be hysterically funny to watch play out. Talk about delusions of grandeur...)

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  28. *Shakes head*

    Just reading his comments RE A380 V CRJ....... along with the points mentioned above... I seriously doubt he does any research or has any understanding of the airlines operating into/from JFK.....

    In response to JB (an A380 pilot) who says he is glad they don't operate the A380 to JFK due to the taxiways, SF says
    "If you’re flying with who I think you’re with … first let me say I miss your 744 at JFK, it just isn’t the same with the A330"

    Ok well I have had a quick look at the carriers currently operating A380 and two do not use A380 on the JFK Route:

    Qantas - B747
    Singapore - B747 and A340 (EWR only)

    No mention of A330 anywhere..... If anyone can prove me wrong, I in advance apologise, but I just did a quick basic search...

    FishFraud - Glad you are back!!

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  29. Steven Frischling wrote on Sportsshooter thread #29618:
    "This yutz would not accept my press credentials from the US Senate Press Photogs Gallery..."

    Now any real journo knows that you have to be a DC area resident to get accredited for the Senate Gallery ( see the second line of Rule 4b here: http://www.senate.gov/galleries/daily/rules2.htm )

    So sorry there Steve but seeing as in 2008 you were living "yards from the ocean" in CT you most likely did not have a Senate Gallery credential. Of course we could be wrong so please direct us to a website where you can post your Senate Press Gallery credential for 2008 and we will stand corrected.

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  30. Hang on...On Dec 8, 1995 on rec.photo.misc Steven Frischling wrote:

    "...but then again I also have access to a White House Press Credential, as wellas the Senate and D.O.D, pass."

    Heavy credentials for a 20 year old freelancer living in metro NYC, no?

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  31. Bear with me...on July 6, 1997 on rec.photo.misc Steven Frischling writes;
    "that NONE of these IDs will get me into a concert,
    awards show, baseball game, football game, The United Nations (have that ID), White House, Presidential Event and so on."

    Wait, so now he couldn't get into a press event @ 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?

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  32. For all of his tweets the majority of them are RT of other peoples with his own sarcastic or pointless add ons

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  33. Here is some classic Steven Frischling of which he wrote three different versions of this incident for those poor folks over on the Sportsshooter message board. He should have just cut and pasted the first version to help him keep the stories straight.

    Sportsshooter thread #1503 in 2003 - "About five minutes into my working from my second position I notice my car is now surrounded by four patrol cars, and about six officers, two more are rapidly advancing on me as I shot from the pier.
    The officers demanded Susannah's licenses and wanted to search the car for any cameras. Susannah informed them I was a news photographer, and any of the cameras from the car were with me (I was hard to miss with a 300f2.8 and 400f2.8 alone at the end of a pier). As the officers approached me they had their hands on their unflapped holsters, and ordered me to stop. I identified myself, and again was ordered to stop, so I did. As the officers allowed me to put my gear down and get my credentials out I noticed a live truck, and TV station Explorer pulling in behind the four cruisers surrounding my car."

    Sportsshooter thread #10755 in 2004 - "I was shooting a business story on the sale of a number of fuel farm storage tanks in New Haven. These tanks are very visible from I-95 & I-91. They are open to the waterways, side roads, hotels, interstate which cut through New Haven. Prior to shooting this fuel farm I called the USCG PIO for Division 1, and the New Haven Police. I told them what I was doing, trying to head off a problem. While shooting I turned around and saw a new van pull into the parking lot, along the Long Island Sound, I was parked in. I then saw a number of NHPD, DOD Police and a Conn State Police cruiser pull into the lot. They surrounded my wife as she tried to read a book for school demanding to know if there were cameras in the car. She said no, they ordered her out of the car, she told them I had the cameras (I was holding a 300f2.8, 400f2.8, 70-200f2.8 and 17-35f2.9, and a Hawaiian shirt on the end of a public pier, not trying to hide). One officer approached me very quickly, his hand at his side and his holder unflapped, although the gun was in the holster. This cop ordered me down, I kept walking asking him what the hell was going on. He demanded my credentials, I told him that Connecticut issues no credentials, and asked what I would do if I only worked in CT with no credentials. After some back and forth I handed him my credentials, they called and verified the credentials with the NYPD, Mass State PD and US Senate. The cops kept telling me the massive fuel farm was a target and needed to know where the photos would appear, I told them I was shooting for a news service with about 1,200 daily newspaper clients. The cop said that was fine as long as they were "legit" newspapers. He then began to tell me that I should not be so elusive when shooting (again, two long lenses, and a Hawaiian shirt). "

    Sportsshooter thread #29618 in 2008 - "At some point I noticed my wife's '83 bright yellow Volvo surrounded by cops demanding to know where there camera were. She pointed to me and cops from the NHPD, State Police and DOD Police came at me. One office, an NHPD Lt., had his weapon out of the holster screaming at me demanding to know why I was trying to hide."

    Let's see unflapped holster -2, weapon out -1

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  34. Humor break....
    Sportsshooter thread #8883 - "...although it is the same Motis Operandi."

    "Motis" made a nice bolognese sauce as I recall.

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  35. If we didn't know before, we do now.

    Sportsshooter thread #927 - "I'm not sure how I got listed as a wisdom person. Ask anyone who knows me, I am anything by wise :0)"

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  36. ^ "This yutz would not accept my press credentials from the US Senate Press Photogs Gallery..."

    The "Stevie Frischling is an official Dr. Demento's Fantastic Fan Club Member" part probably gave it away.

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  37. On Death and Dying Steven Frischling wrote:

    Sportsshooter thread #2670 in July 2003 - "(I had shot around 100 fatalities one year in New York, in '97)"

    Sportsshooter thread #3132 in August 2003 - "(I shot approximately 200 fatal scenes in the course of a year at one point, 1996)"


    Okay let's do the math here - approximately 300 unique fatal scenes photographed in 730 days. That averages out to almost one scene every other day. Everybody good with that?

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  38. ^11:47, just think of how many other fatalities he didn't shoot because he was too busy administering first aid, being the first person on the scene or the only competent person there.

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  39. "When I have gotten into a pin-job, it is from the backside, the victims face is not always my main-thrust, I want the photos of the rescuers."

    You have to admit, the guy sure has a way with words....

    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.journalism.photo/browse_thread/thread/a59f38efd6e4b2ec/6d5800fb7d25d514?q=fishfotojr

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  40. Maybe he can get a job on the Bachmann campaign:

    "While Quebec follows French law..."

    Sportsshooter thread #5791

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  41. rec.photo.misc, Sept. 5 1995:

    "I have had problems with B&H myself, but that is more of a personal conflict,and a $13,000 screw up (if you count my order not showing up before I had to leave the country on assignment)."

    Is he referring to the $11K of equipment he had to buy after someone stole his stuff at Fenway? Also, how many 23-year-old freelancers of Frischling's caliber get overseas assignments?

    http://groups.google.com/group/rec.photo.misc/browse_thread/thread/655c4350605c511e/ce885d7d7c8599ff?q=fishfotojr

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  42. Stiil confused about the marital status in 2006 -

    "I am pretty sure my wife is still recovering from the heart condition she developed when she checked the banking statement that evening and discovered the $15,000 or so worth of purchases."

    Sportsshooter thread #19862

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  43. ^11:56 Steven Frischling wrote this while throwing Randy Mantooth to the curb:
    "When I lived in New York I arrived at an MVA pin job along with two cops. Neither cop was an EMT, both just had basic first aid, both cops knew I was a news photog, neither knew my night job was as EMT-D/CTC in the Bronx, and that I volunteered with a medical rescue unit (who spent 90% of their time doing highway rescue in Queens/Brooklyn).

    Anyway, I refused to release my control of the patient until someone of equal or higher certification arrived. I was threatened with arrest for some made up charge ( I think it was being a non-qualified rescuer interfering with an MVA...they contested that since I arrived as a news photog I had no right to touch the victim). Anyway, it was sorted out quickly, while I still had control of the victim. Since I was in the car and the patient was pinned I missed most photos, not releasing the victim until he was secured to a KED and the roof was removed. "

    Sportshooter thread #14145 in 2005

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  44. In 2004 Steven Frischling wrote:
    "I don't like seeing death on the cover when I wake up, on the other hand, I try not to read the paper until I have woken up."

    Guess those three hundred fatal scenes over two years got to him.


    Sportsshooter thread #8175

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  45. We should put this on a FishFraud T-shirt...

    "The real answer to this question, is that there is no real answer to this question."

    listserv.nppa-l July 25, 1998

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  46. Holy Crap, he is king of the hill too!

    "I am not sure what kind of climb you are embarking on, or your technical skill level, so I guess I will try and cover a few bases. I do
    mounatain and some ice climbing, usually inthe winter or early spring..."

    I can hear that song from "Sound of Music" in my head, "Climb every 'mounatain'..."

    listserv.nppa-l March 27, 1998

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  47. Looks like someone has taken him head on over on boarding area... Way to go Ryan

    http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwithfish/2011/04/12/when-an-airbus-a380-and-a-bombardier-crj-700-meet-…/#com-head

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  48. Killer find 3:00.

    Really, what hasn't our boy wonder done?

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  49. 3:03: classic Steven Frischling - succeeds to get in an argument with experts who really do know the business and call him out, and he refuses to back down.

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  50. 3:52 I wonder what Fish's response will be.... Also interesting how fish tries to make himself big by introducing Freedoms of the air!!! Like they have any impact on aircraft type

    Now does Fish have a QF contact?!?!?

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  51. Funny how when reading the comment left by 'JB' under the 3:03 link that the spelling of the word 'favourite' automatically leads me to believe that frischling fabricated the comment. A comment which lays the foundation for steven to spout off on his vast, expert knowledge of airports and airlines. A comment on which his rattled off facts are now being questioned by other readers.

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  52. 4:04 yea, classic Fish - show how knowledgable he is about the industry by rattling off terminology when its not even relevant to the point.

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  53. The recent BoardingArea banter has stopped me from feeling pity for Steven Frischling. After all the clues on FishFraud, he still has not learned a thing.

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  54. ^4:36. I seriously doubt that Frischling wrote the JB comment. It's grammatically correct with no spelling or punctuation errors, something that Frischling has never managed to accomplish on his own.

    Could be that JB also had a Canadian English teacher in junior high which explains why he and Frischling spell "favourite" the same way.

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  55. ^7:53. There is a grammatical error in the first sentence (missing a "be" between "would" and "my")
    "I can safely say that it would my least favourite place to taxi."

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  56. Unfortunately I think FishFuck is right on this account with an Airbus A330 on Qantas flying between JFK-LAX (well, according to OneWorld Timetables.) I guess even morons who are pathological liars can be right every once in a great while.

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  57. 6:29 Actually they are both right, have a look at

    http://data.flight24.com/flights/qf107/

    Seems to be a combination with the B744 having a slight lead......

    Don't always rely on timetables as aircraft equipment can be changed at a moments notice.....

    I notice he has yet to respond on his blog......

    FF rules

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  58. If you ever wondered how low Gannett will stoop for content here's your answer:
    http://travel.usatoday.com/alliance/flights/boardingarea/post/2011/04/Flying-With-Fish---Can-The-Shoura-Council-Damage-Saudi-Arabian-Airlines8217-Potential/155726/1

    Do they pay for this? Do they vet his bs? This is what happens when the need for content supersedes actual sourced journalism, creating a marketplace that spawns inconsistent correspondents at worst or content regurgitaters at best like the obviously reporting challenged Frischling.

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  59. Here's a good article that Steven Frischling might want to read:

    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/how-to-fix-your-reputation-online-20110414-1df32.html

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  60. 7:54: what a terrible article! Fish does not even know that another domestic low cost carrier, Sama, went belly-up because it could not compete on domestic routes with Saudi Arabian who was receiving fuel subsidies. How does he expect foreign carries to come in and make money? He just did this use his new-found industry term - Ninth Freedom.

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  61. frischling is spouting off on twitter today about all of his photo exploits during his 16 years as a news photographer. he tweeted about a photo which he says he took 5-10 minutes before a hurricane struck atlantic city. the photo shows some buildings with sun shining on them, no dark clouds that usually come with a hurricane that is about to hit in five minutes.

    flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
    #TNI Q10 I shot this one 5-10 minutes before a hurricane passed through Atlantic City, NJ - http://yfrog.com/h3y6qrqj #travel #photo

    interestingly enough, a thread on sports shooter from 9/15/2003 says that he was in atlantic city shooting pre-hurricane pictures and would be up in connecticut for the hurricane's landfall. he does have six pictures on the bloomberg site but was there on the 15th, 3 days prior to hurricane isabel's landfall in north carolina.

    "I was down on the South Jersey Shore near Atlantic City today shooting pre-hurricane stuff, and will be using New Haven as my "base" when the storm hits." - http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=4012


    while new jersey saw big waves and some beach erosion, it wasn't hit that hard.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_Hurricane_Isabel_in_New_Jersey

    "Waves from Isabel in Atlantic County resulted in light damage, minor coastal flooding, and slight beach erosion."

    the photo that he talks about on twitter appears on his website stevenfrischling.com under the "the places" in his photo galleries and just says "the boardwalk, atlantic city, nj"

    ANOTHER FUCKING EXAGGERATION!!!!!

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  62. further evidence that he wasn't in atlantic city 5-10 minutes before hurricane isabel hit atlantic city...

    from 9/19/03
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=4094

    "I got lucky today, 200 miles driving around CT and not a spot of "Isabel", even the waves sucked."

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  63. Steven Frischling is always testing mobile applications - he is a great one he would be uniquely qualified to test in the darkroom:

    http://www.wankometer.com/how/index.jsp

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  64. Today is April 15th and that got me thinking: I wonder if our favorite pathological liar has ever been audited?

    Does the IRS have a suggestion box?

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  65. More on the hurricane and ethics. Frischling wrote this on sportsshooter (9/19/03):

    "Not to bash on TV shooters, again, but I watched a reporter to the most unethical thing during a live shot today.....he just completed fabricated the scene beyond what we normally see TV folks doing.

    I was down on the Conn. coast line looking for post storm features, and there really weren't any. No loss of power, no flooding, even I-95 being closed after a three tractor trailer MVA was totally unrelated to the storm. I drove up the coast from around New York to Stonington, near the R.I. boarder, and stopped to rest before heading home pretty much empty handed for the day."

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  66. >4:32

    Someone called out Steven on Twitter about his hurricane picture that he says he took 5-10 minutes before a hurricane hit Atlantic City. Steven said it was Hurricane Frances in 2004. @thehamblogger pointed out that Hurricane Frances hit Florida and by the time it traveled up past New Jersey it wasn't called a hurricane anymore and posted this link to NOAA map that showed that it was pretty weak once it was in the region of Atlantic City http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/history/frances_2004_map.gif

    Steven's response to that was...

    "flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
    @thehamblogger It was considered a hurricane according to the writers, all I remember at this point & the moments before & after the photo"

    That link that @hamblogger posted shows that Hurricane Frances almost immediately turned into a tropical depression after making landfall and weakened even further as it traveled north. I doubt that any "writer" would continue calling it a hurricane. But I guess in the mind of Steven Frischling, it was the storm of a lifetime and made for a more sensationalized story for his Twitter followers. Good job @hamblogger for digging up the real story.

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  67. I miss fresh content....just begging for more...

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  68. ^ 12:30 Maybe not just someone. Is "@the hamblogger" The Hamblogger? http://thehamblogger.com/about/ ?
    Perhaps, eh em, real working journalists?

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  69. I will admit admiring and looking up to fisharse 10 years ago, even though most of his field work suggestions and comments on sportshooter were derived from the college of the bleeding obvious....but now, after reading about his fantasy exploits, I feel somewhat let down, deceived. My trust and belief in mankind is now tainted with the amount of bullshit being fed by an individual who has marketed himself as an expert. An expert bullshitter.

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  70. 10:52: exactly the same thing going on in the travel/airline industry. I used to read his stuff until I got tired of the endless self promotion. At the same time, I started to see that there was mostly no unique content, and when he attempted to talk as an expert, things fell apart quickly as I realized his knowledge does not extend beyond what he can google.

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  71. Steven Frischling makes up yet another story about his one and only trip to Iraq, where he spent a whopping 4 hours at the Basra airport.

    In a FlyerTalk thread about using phones on airplanes, he tells how his "clients" were so hungry for the photos of Richard Branson dropping of humanitarian aid that they told him to send the photos using the air phone on the plane that produced bills well over $500. Really? clients would pay ridiculous rates like that for pictures of a PR junket? Maybe if the client was Virgin, then maybe. But, as Frischling has mentioned before, he was working for Bloomberg when he went on the Virgin/Iraq trip.


    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-canada-aeroplan/581481-does-anyone-ever-use-onboard-bell-mobility-phones-3.html#post6134559

    “I have used the phones on Delta and Virgin Atlantic to transmit photos. My clients were willing to pay the absolutely insane fees for me hooking up my laptop to transmit deadline images back to them as I traveled. The DL flights were from SFO to JFK and FLL to JFK. The Virgin flights were after traveling with Richard Branson to Basrah, Iraq, on a humanitarian aid mission, on the flight from Basrah to Kuwait City, and again on the flight from Kuwait City to Heathrow. I also have transmitted photos via VS's airphone on a flight from LHR to JFK following a riot in London back in 2003. Each time the bills were well over $500...........but it's what my clients wanted and they were paying the bills.”

    First, here is a contradictory story from Sports Shooter -
    http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=1874

    “In the end it is a time saver. I had to dial up and connect from a local London number when I landed at Heathrow, I let one laptop do my shipping, which was slow (a 28.8 connection from the phone line I was able to borrow in a closed terminal), so the other could do my editing in Photo Mechanic and Photoshop."
    "I knew the inflight entertainment system would be off in flight, only switched on when on the ground, so there would be no power from the seats with the power supply I use on planes. A few photogs used my power supply on the ground to get plugged in, I chose to spend all my time out shooting.

    My set up was really planning for shooting, editing and shipping from a satalite phone from Basra. The sat phone did not arrive in time for me to get it, so my planning and deadlines were messed up anyway.”

    Also, in that same FlyerTalk post he says that he also transmitted photos of a riot for his "client" on a Virgin flight FROM London (LHR) to JFK in 2003. He has advertised several times that he shot the “riot in London” on his way TO the Branson PR junket in Iraq so that would have been impossible unless he flew home and back just to file the pictures of the riot and rack up a $500 bill for his “client” Here is a quote from Sports Shooter on 6/7/09.

    “Back in 2003 I used a layover in London to get out and photograph a riot and catch my connecting flight to the Middle East :0)” http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=33271

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  72. @1203:
    There is no original content. There's no promoting. Fish takes news items and offers his brainless opinion on them.

    He is an expert bullshitter. It's the only thing he's good at. He's not good at telling the truth, writing complete sentences without spellcheck. He's not good at photography. His list of failures as a professional are pretty long.

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  73. @8:52
    Amen. he's also really good at passing the blame or playing possum when someone calls him out on his bullshit. it's never his fault.

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  74. Speaking of which, has he been on SS lately?

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  75. His last post was March 5 as far as I can tell.

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  76. So I've given this some thought tonight: we'll never see a "I admit I'm a fraud" from Fish. He's in a hole so deep that the only way for him isn't up to the sunlight, it's deeper. He's doubling down on his own bullshit. It's so deep that nothing would surprise me anymore. If Fish said that he rescued a baby during 9/11 while driving 300 mph down from wherever he is to Ground Zero while talking with the Flight 93 crew telling them "Let's Roll" - all while shooting award winning photos that you can't find on the internet today - I'd put it within the realm of his depravity.

    This whole reinvention as a travel/social media expert is hilarious. Of course his shenanigans would attract Randy Petersen on Flyertalk - Flyertalk's a place where sociopaths thrive in large numbers. They, like Fish, talk about travel like they've "earned" it the hard way when it's on someone else's dollar. And where there's sociopaths, there's room to grow with your lies. Randy eats that shit up, and thinks that Fish is this impressive globe trotting photographer (yes, I think he's that deluded.)

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  77. I want to forget his presence, his persona....all things he has represented the 1last 5 years.....but I am compelled to this website, wallow in the Shaden Fruende: someone else misfortune that could be yours.

    Frischling is beyond forgiveness. I am so sick of his rambling bullshit, making out to be someone he only dreams of being....yet, I am addicted to visiting fishfraud on a regular basis to see what dirt has been revealed on this fat, goofy prick.

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  78. I wrote to Randy. Long story short, Randy has no intention of removing SF from BoardingArea. He makes no defense, no arguments and has no opinion regarding the truthfulness of SF's ramblings. Randy just explains that he's never met him, and that SF would go somewhere else if removed from BA, and that SF has some disagreement with some person which is none of his business. Wasn't SF "hand selected" for quality, timeliness, and entertainment value?" Perhaps "entertainment value" is a license to bullshit without consequence.

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  79. 5:52: Randy is probably not interested since Steven Frischling probably manages to draw traffic to the site. Its all about the numbers.

    This is the new world of blogging. The problem is that people mistake it for real journalism. Its a perfect world for Steven Frischling since he does things most honest people won't do. Its easier to make content up or steal it than it is to write it yourself. He's fooled thousands of followers so far, why stop? Even FishFraud can't stop him!

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  80. http://flexyourrights.org/tsa_at_bloggers_door

    Apologies if this has already been covered on this blog. Still, I find it very interesting that Frischling, who in the past had no trouble standing up to unfair treatment by cops, completely caved into some TSA agents (unlike the other blogger).

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  81. Kent Annan, writing about Greg Mortenson's alleged fabrications in his book Three Cups of Tea, writes, "...someone told me once you should never be the hero of your own stories. By the same logic, it's wise to be wary of anyone else who is." He goes on to write that making up stories, creating fiction, even for a noble cause, undercuts that cause. "While doing a lot of good, he would also have been undercutting the way people engage with "true" stories and giving. Whether he's innocent, guilty, or somewhere in between, we do well to check our anointing of saints."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kent-annan/three-cups-of-truth_b_850314.html?ir=Books

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  82. Annan finishes the article with, "The measurement of success isn't the New York Times bestseller list or our salaries or outside praise, but the effectiveness of our service and the orientation of our souls as we continuously repent and strive toward justice, truth, and love."

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  83. Fish standing up to the TSA agents required no balls on his part because it was done from behind a keyboard and picking an easy target to throw his venom at. As soon as he showed up, the crybaby gave into their demands and embellished it like he does everything.

    Basically, he's got no manhood or honor.

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  84. Clients? Like clients who pay with $$$...doubtful

    In April 2011 Steven Frischling wrote:

    "For the past few years I have been telling clients to not rely on Facebook as a primary portal for their social media communications. I don’t suggest they ignore it and stay away from Facebook, but its an unreliable platform in terms of the whims of it follows and its stream of security lapses."

    Well if anyone is an expert in being unreliable, I think it is safe to say that our guy has demonstrated that here numerous times.

    http://www.marijeanjaggers.com/2011/04/04/profile-to-page-now-possible-with-facebook-or-not/

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  85. In 2009 Steven Frischling wrote: "The new iPhone App ‘AP StyleBook‘ has become as essential as my old collection of tattered print editions of the AP StyleBook. As I am sure you know the AP StyleBook ois essential for all journalists, as well as PR professionals."

    He himself "ois" a journalist and PR professional but of course you knew that. After demonstrating a total inability to write for so many years does anyone believe he has "tattered print editions"? Tattered from being used as doorstops perhaps.

    http://jamesandrews.tv/must-have-tech-accessories-and-products-for-h

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  86. He's the 22d comment here:
    http://shankman.com/the-tools-of-my-travel-trade/

    Some great stuff... he's talking sanity here people!

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  87. Bonus round:

    http://fishfoto.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/59ff9857.jpg

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  88. 4:51

    dumb and dumber

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  89. Okay...read this only to then try and access the podcast...maybe people are catching on...discuss.

    http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwithfish/2009/09/03/listen-to-flying-with-fish-on-adoramas-techtock-podcast/

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  90. ^ 4:46. Damn, Frischling has a chronic case of diarrhea of the mouth. He should get that looked at. And someone should tell him about seatguru.com so he won't have to jot down seat preferences in his Moleskine notebook.

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  91. ^ 4:51. Frischling obviously didn't use the x-shot when he took that photo.

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  92. frischling is much more of a disaster than any of the fantasy world adventures he claims he covered. What a complete mess! And an idiot to boot.

    His sportsshooter membership expires in June. What the bet he doesnt renew...unless some unwitting soul donates the $25 to keep us all amused for another year.

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  93. In the wake of the Greg Mortenson scandal, maybe it is time that Steven Frischling realize that his blatant lies could end up really screwing him over and there is really nothing to gain from adding sensationalized aspects to his otherwise mundane life. Here is a good article about others who thought they could get away with it.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20110419/us_yblog_upshot/frey-glass-and-blair-where-are-they-now

    Since this Mortenson thing is exploding into a huge story, now is the time to contact all of tFrischling's "clients" and former clients to expose them to Frischling's lies. People will pay attention now.

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  94. NPPA-L, 10/10/98:

    "The assignment I has asked for help for yesterday in New England was assigned from The Discovery Channel Online. The Discovery Channel
    Online has a Picture Of The Day project, where one PhotoJ gets an area on the site to him/herself essentially for the month to produce a stand alone photo a day. The first week they post 8 photos to kick it off (I should get cracking on mine .....so I can have 8 photos on November 2)"

    NPPA-L, 10/27/98:

    "Come Thursday I start my month long gig for The Discovery Channel Online"

    digitapoint.com forum, 9/25/07:

    "In 1998 I was integral in converting the Discovery Channel Online to an all digital format with the creation of the DCO's Picture of the Day project."

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=488608&page=3

    By 12/31/09, this month-long "picture of the day" gig had morphed into:

    "In 1998, working with The Discovery Channel Online, Steven helped pioneer the iPix interactive photography technology, to develop and integrate interactive visual web technologies, years before this technology was in widespread use."

    http://trendwatchlist.com/articles/index.php/2009/12/31/steven-frischling?blog=8

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  95. Sportsshooter, 11/25/03: "I am contracted to an NCAA Div 1 school as a sports photog, and freelance for some other NCAA Div 1 schools. I own the rights to my images. My images have been used by Coke distributors in the context of the school/team, not the individual player. Coke can use the "general" image of the team/coach/sport because they sponsor the team and university athletics department. It is essentially advertising for the school, but it has a Coke logo, and is used on the back of Coke trucks."

    9/25/07: "From 2001 to 2004 I was responsible for the full digital conversion from film to digital of an NCAA Division I university's athletics department. In this role I dealt with the online placement and digital distribution of the university's 20+ NCAA Div I teams. Theft was a huge problem. The university didn't go after students who stole images for personal sites, but they went after other online venues, such as those who stole images to resell them, those who used the images to try and make a financial gain from the images, and a sponsor of the team who used the image on the back of more than 30 of their regional delivery trucks (I know the details of that one as the company stole five images, all five were mine and I was party to settlement)."

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=488608&page=3

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  96. Will wonders never cease, there's a third version about Coke truck ads, from sportsshooter, dated 3/7/03:

    "I advise against this, as I had thought about it, then found out the SID wanted allow Coke to use my photos on the back of 50 Coke delivery trucks in the area....so I decided against allowing them to use the images for commercial advertising of sponsors."

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  97. According to the details from 11:59^, SF was displaying these DCO POTD photographs during November 1998. I don't know what to make of this, but a commercial photographer in Sausalito, Ca, named Stephen Frisch, lists on his resume that he "supplied a photograph each day for the month of January 1999 for the Discovery Channel Online's Picture of the Day web page. I have no idea what that means, but I find that extremely weird.

    http://www.sfrisch.com/info.html

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  98. Looks like our fearless friend has even been exposed to radiation. I'm surprised that this has never been mentioned.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/04/19/Vermont-seeks-to-shut-down-nuclear-plant/UPI-75141303241191/

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  99. ^ 12:56. Not sure what happened to my post of 12:41 with Frischling's two other versions of Coke truck ads...

    sportsshooter.com, 5/28/03: "The University wanted to place my images on the back of a Coke truck (well actually 35 Coke trucks) in the area to use as an advertisement for the school's basketball team, and that money came to me, not the school."

    sportsshooter.com, 11/25/03: "I am contracted to an NCAA Div 1 school as a sports photog, and freelance for some other NCAA Div 1 schools. I own the rights to my images. My images have been used by Coke distributors in the context of the school/team, not the individual player. Coke can use the "general" image of the team/coach/sport because they sponsor the team and university athletics department. It is essentially advertising for the school, but it has a Coke logo, and is used on the back of Coke trucks."

    digitalpoint.com forum, 9/25/07: "The university didn't go after students who stole images for personal sites, but they went after other online venues, such as those who stole images to resell them, those who used the images to try and make a financial gain from the images, and a sponsor of the team who used the image on the back of more than 30 of their regional delivery trucks (I know the details of that one as the company stole five images, all five were mine and I was party to settlement)."

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  100. ^6:14

    So on 3/7/03 it's 50 trucks and he said no.

    On 5/26/03, it has shrunk to 35 (perhaps the only time in SF's life that the story shrinks rather than expands in its exaggeration.} Not sure if he says yes or no this time.

    On 11/25/03 Coke is using his images - apparently with permission. (Don't see anywhere where he addresses the issue of model releases.)

    On 9/25/07, they're now stealing his images and he's getting paid for the infringement - though to give SF the benefit of the doubt, he doesn't say they were Coke trucks.


    Does that pretty much sum it up?????????

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  101. ^3:46.

    sportsshooter.com, 6/6/04, "I have been sick from covering hazmat stories, burned from photographing inside structure fire and wild fires, injured while running from flying debris when #7 World Trade Center collapsed on 9/11......but I am not going to risk my life on nuclear radiation."

    Perhaps he was wearing a lead lined bullet proof vest during that nuclear plant shoot.

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  102. the guy has just suffered too much, otherwise I'm sure he would be on the next flight to Japan to do a 24 hour whirlwind photo tour of Fukushima

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  103. god this site has become BORING!!! give it up, please. but then your 3 readers/posters would have nothing better to do.

    this is like reading 30 pages of a 2-page ramble. OMG! it's been dead in the water for some time now, actually died a LONG, LONG time ago. so please give it a proper at-sea burial. may have been entertaining at one point but that point has long since past.

    yawn...

    chalk up one more for fish. fish, a BIG +1 - this blog, a big ZERO!

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  104. Steven,
    If this site is soooo boring why do you check in with your blatant self promotion that makes you sound like a Charlie Sheen wannabe? Of course you now know better than to post on Sportsshooter ever again so where else can you go to spin your fantastical yarns?
    BTW nice job reinventing the social media wheel for air travelers. When is this big initiative of yours taking place in actuality and not just in your vapid imagination?

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  105. @1224. By saying "chalk up one more for fish", you're implying that he's actually accomplished something other than a career of lying.

    And this whole social media traveler thing just makes me laugh. I've spent more time on planes in the last 7 years than Fish has and on my own dime. If it wasn't for lurking on Flyertalk and Randy Petersen's blatant stupidity in giving him a blogging job, then he wouldn't have any "sources."

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  106. 12:24 actually made me laugh out loud. Still don't get it, do you?

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  107. 12:24, you're joking. Steven Frischling has zero credibility in the photography world. Fish's sad and tall stories are the fun topic at games, events, offices, trains, airports(!), taxis, in New York, San Francisco, LA, Boston (come on, you're so clever).

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  108. ^ 12:24. You have obviously gotten this site confused with your "expose the fish bullies" blog. Talk about boring and dead in the water...no update in over a month there.

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  109. FF is not dead! No way. Even though blogmeister is taking a break and there has been no new content, just look at the volumes of post. We are all waiting for the day when the rich content starts flowing again and we can read more about Steven Frischling. In the mean time, keep on using google search every day to get to the site to help boost up the rankings.

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  110. 12:24, contrary to your usual way of thinking, closing your eyes and wishing all this to go away doesn't work. Besides, you put it all here. We're just chiming in. All three of us.

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  111. All three of us? I thought we were just two. When did we pick up the third viewer?

    Huh.

    Anyway, come back to SportsShooter Steven. We miss you there terribly.

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  112. Woe, I thought it was just me. You other fakers get lost. I'm having too much fun making up an entire lifetime of lies and ripping people off.

    Really though, we miss Steven at SS like we miss a colonoscopy.

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  113. I think Steven Frischling must have studied number 5 on this list:

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/websites_stop

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  114. When I heard about the Alitalia attempted "hijacking" today, I thought about our buddy Fish, who I miss like a STD. I'm sure that if he were on SS, he'd post about the time he stopped his own hijacking while on a weekend trip to Afghanistan or something. It would also give him the opportunity to bloviate about aviation and new terms he learned from other twitter folks and LiarTalk.

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  115. Our aviation expert is at it again, as usual with a topic he is clueless on, aircraft finance.

    So he discovers that Emirates Airline does a sale-leaseback of an aircraft. A very common thing. Airlines do it all the time for many reasons including adjusting their balance sheet, taking advantage of international tax arbitrage opportunities, adjust depreciation expense vs. operating costs. The reasons are many, and they are often done one aircraft at a time.

    So he finds out that one aircraft is being transacted and declares it odd simply because of his ignorance and sends an email off to Emirates. What
    a crock.

    @vishal1mehra Oh? Do explain. I have fired off an email asking some detailed questions. We'll see if they reply. As is, its lose-lose for EK

    @vishal1mehra I'd hope so. I've read the releases & none of it makes any sense for a one off deal, especially how its administered.

    flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
    #Emirates owns 86 @Boeing 777s, 19 are 772s, so the sale of a single 772 to a #Bahrain bank,to lease back for 6 yrs seems a bit odd. #avgeek
    18 hours ago
    »

    flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
    This deal makes no sense. #Emirates has sold a single @Boeing 772/ER to #Bahrain's Capital Management House to lease back for 6yrs. #avgeek

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  116. A tweet from the twit today:

    "Concourse A has some quite places to sit and have some sense of quite..."

    I quite like "quite" places...how can anyone take this guy's advice seriously?

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  117. He's still bragging about the knife through security thingy dealy

    Flying With Fish
    flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
    @
    @PacificAirPhoto That knife has passed through security 100+ times on three continents, quite a few countries. Never been stopped once
    24 Apr Favorite Retweet Reply
    »
    Flying With Fish
    flyingwithfish Flying With Fish
    @
    @PacificAirPhoto Why would anyone fly with a knife these days? You mean like what I always fly with - http://yfrog.com/gzxoznoj

    ?
    24 Apr Favorite Retweet Reply

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  118. Superhero Frischling saves the day yet again:

    "When I shot for the Arena Football League I once had an official come chip off my camera to check for a touch down at a game. In one frame you can see the ball and the players torso inside the endzone holding the ball. The play was a touch down.

    I was stunned at this, but the team I shot for's coach was screaming at the ref to go check my camera and they did, which also stunned me (there is no instant replay in AFL)."

    sportsshooter, 11/27/05

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  119. "chip off my camera"

    more like a cow chip if you ask me...

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  120. chipping, chimping, chumping. What difference does it make to a world class photographer journalist who supposedly writes for a living?

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  121. He's been bragging about being an advisor on the board of a corporate jet firm. I think this is it:

    http://socialflights.com/

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  122. "Hmmmm ... to commit to blogging for one of the three largest rental car companies in the world for two weeks or not to commit ... tough question. On one hand, it sounds fun, on the other hand how much latitude will they give me to not stay focused on rental cars. Let's find out :0)"

    Should not be too hard to figure out which one this is. I wonder if they give him latitude for endless self promotion.

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  123. Today's tweet highlight from Steven Frischling:
    "Day 2 of the non-airline, travel, photo social media project ... and I'm having a lot of fun researching an industry I know nothing about!"

    He's devoted his life to writing about industries he knows nothing about. Research is an anathema to this guy so who is he fooling by tweeting this?

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  124. He is tweeting to a bunch of juveniles and at least four individuals of himself. The idiot is self promoting to the only ones who listens...and that is the throng of spectators in his head.
    The revealing content of his behaviour is
    Pathetic
    Enthralling
    Disturbing
    Intriging
    Pathological
    Addictive
    Fishfraud....Please dig deeper, there is so much more. We've all read the book on him...waiting for the movie.

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  125. Regarding 7:29am and the mention of SF's potential involvement in socialflights.com....I checked out their website which proclaims "Air Travel Without All The Hassles". But looking at the FAQ and other parts of the site, it seems like the booking, refund and change policy is a freakin' nightmare. Can't imagine how long you have to wait to get a group that wants private jet travel to same destination at same time and from same airport.
    Good luck with that one.

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  126. Congratulations Fish Fraud Fans!

    Fish Fraud is now ranked in the top three spots in the google search for Steven Frischling.

    Thanks to all of your devotion the following links are in the top 3:
    * Star Snowboarder
    * Sickend by Hurricane
    * Warning to National Media

    Keep up the good work! Remember to always search for Steven Frischling then click on the link to improve the rankings. Lets not stop until we get links in the top 5.

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  127. I think it would have done Steven Frischling some good to have taken his father's advice and finished reading the book.

    "Many times in my life my father encouraged me to read Dale Carnegie’s “How To Win Friends and Influence People,” and while I’ve never quite finished the book, many of the basic principals of the book have carried over to building corporate social media engagement."

    http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwithfish/2011/04/29/how-not-to-win-passengers-influence-travelers-on-twitter/

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  128. Alright, I am a dunce but I just don't get how someone who has failed so blatantly on "building" his own personal "social media engagement" would be a go to consultant for businesses interested in "building corporate social media engagement"? Seriously after seeing all of his claptrap posted here by those three very hardworking people, who in their right mind would hire this guy?

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  129. To hire this guy, it would have to be someone with zero knowledge of social media. Anybody with half-ass sense would have spent 5 minutes to google Steven Frischling to find out that he himself needs a some help in "building social media engagement"

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  130. @6:01am - When I google "Steven Frischling," Fish Fraud doesn't come up until number 6.

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  131. On April 29, 2011 Steven Frischling wrote this in his blahg:
    "no company should refer to themselves in the third person, posing as a customer gushing about their product or service"

    Given how many times we have seen him resort to this very tactic on blogs and in responses to his negative wedding photography ratings, clearly he is now giving truly "expert" advice based on his own experience. After all it didn't work very well for him or the mother of his poor children.
    Go and read his blog entry that day on SM and ask yourself if this is what he thinks is constructive blog posting is about, how would he function with a real client in a consulting situation. Imagine him offering some sage advice and that client's assistant rushing in, tablet in hand, to eagerly show the boss an example of Frischling making a fool of himself on the internet by engaging in the same bad SM behavior he is trying wean his client from.

    #doasIsaynotasIdo

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  132. I am surprised he hasnt stated yet that he was in on the oparation to get Bin Laden. Or maybe its the time difference between CONUS and Pakistan that is holding him back

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  133. Frischling's tweets are as frequent and pointless as those of my 15-year-old niece.

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  134. This just in: A seceret US agent Code-Name FISH lead a determined Seal Team Six into Pakistan to eliminate UBL. Utilizing his Long Island Search and Rescue team training- FISH was able to extricate UBL from a walled compound with a rescue saw and then summarily executed him with a Halligan tool to the side of the head. Seal-team members credit FISH with making the entire event possible thru his Intel gathering activities garnered thru his billions of miles of air travel. "I just happened to be doing some wideangle shots on a compound in Abbottabad, Pak when I saw UBL on the front porch smoking a bong," FISH is reported to have exclaimed...

    The Pentagon reported that agent FISH has badly injured by a female bodyguard defending UBL- having both his arms and legs broken AND taking 37.5 bullets to his head from the 85 lbs. stewardess turned Islamist enforcer.

    FISH was further injured when his bird crashed on the extrication- but was able to pull all of the flight crew to safety while realizing his KLM air ambulance flight from Islamabad to Amsterdam to pick up more LSD was currently boarding. According to KLM- Globe-hopping extraordinaire FISH was able to board Flt. 20882 and even completed three photo shoots enroute to Europe by using a bite-equipped remote to control 96 cameras simaltaneously across the Mideast. President Obama and SportsShooters own Jim Colburn are due to present the Presidential Award for Retardedness in a gala Rose Garden ceremony next week.

    That's right Steve -we're still here. I must be the fourth shooter on the grassy knoll, ehh?

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  135. @10:11... as the fifth contributor to this excitingly revealing saga, I have to say that was bloody funny. And probably true. We'll just have to wait and read Fishy's Fishy Blogtime stories.

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  136. man we need more FishFraud adventures

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  137. This is a joke. When the f*** are you going to have new content?

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  138. ^^^Someone is taking the FF detox hard

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  139. Chris is busted and in jail.

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  140. yup, don't fuck with Fish!

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  141. There's plenty of Frischling bullshit all over the internets to do your own research. Find some and contribute. Lord knows, there's no end to this guy's crap - and he's been proud to spread enough around for everyone, and surprise, he continues to do so. Some of the best stuff comes from this blog's readers who won't put up with his bullshit.

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  142. If he were in jail for exposing Fish using illegal means- this blog would already be down. I can promise you- if this blog goes down- I will restart it myself for the good of mankind!

    In March, after wading into this morass- FISH attempted to probe my home and business networks as soon as I posted and then started creating dummy web accts to give me bad customer reviews... to make it look like our clients were as unhappy as HIS. To the owners of the sites or groups that have tossed him out but remained silent as-to-why... shame on you. Your silence has allowed this to continue. FISH will do whatever is necessary to ensure his survivability at-all-costs- and unwittingly, you continue to aid him with your silence as the organizations of record that FISH cloaks himself in.
    That the so-called kings of the photo industry will banter with this guy on a variety of business topics throughout the blogosphere for nearly the past two decades- but have pretty much gone silent in their self-policing role (or had to go underground to protect themselves from the avatar of Veangeful Fish) leaves me shaking my head.
    One final note: F$@K you Steve.

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  143. @11:03
    why wait to start your own fish fraud blog, do it now. I will help you with a whole host of stories and lies that I have unearthed.

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  144. Dedicated readers will recall that FF was absent for several months once before - then returned with even more damaging material - and the contributions from the wedding, photography and travel industry continued. Nothing mysterious behind being absent for awhile.

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  145. As an early and dedicated FF fan, I'm certainly understanding of FF's needs and history of occasional absences, however that does not make it any easier for us of have become addicted. On the flip side, when FF is on full stream, sometimes its just too much to take at one time.

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  146. What a maroon that Steve is. Plus I like the "don't fuck with Fish" blog posts. What a fraud.

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  147. He's trying to sell a lens on SportsShooter right now. I hope nobody sends that asshole any money without getting the lens in their hands first.

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  148. For Sale from Steven E. Frischling
    Title: FS: Canon 24f3.5L TS-E Tilt Shift: $1.00
    Description: For Sale: Near mint condition Canon EOS 24f3.5 TS-E Tilt Shift.

    I love this lens, but it is no longer in regular use and my kit requires other glass.

    US$1,100 includes ConUS USPS Priority Shipping. Payment by Google Checkout or Bank Transfer.
    Contact name: Steven Frischling
    City, State: New England, CT

    that's funny, I didn't know that steven frischling still had a photography career. what kind of other glass could he possibly need in his "kit"? Isn't this over the top display camera crap enough for taking pictures of planes?

    http://www.youtube.com/user/fishfoto#p/a/u/1/sUM-p8Xqy-M

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  149. caveat emptor indeed

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  150. Wait - he's back on sports shooter? I thought he would have had shame about coming back on there after his "career" is over.

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  151. Yes, he still lurks on SportsShooter. Someone made a funny Fish reference in a thread and received an "inappropriate" tag for the comment. There is only one person in the world who would mark it inappropriate.

    Third comment: http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=38220

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  152. Damn. Deep inside I was wishing that the good people at SportsShooter.com had banned him from logging in and posting on the site.

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  153. The SportsShooter hierarchy has made some strange decisions over the years abt who gets to remain a secret handshake member in good standing. They've allowed him to talk shit for a looooong time w/o calling him on it. Hell, I'll betcha if Fish starts posting garbage on SS agn... they will say NOTHING. Bravo to Vincent LaForet and Sam Morris for saying enough-is-enough; while the talking heads at SS debate Canon v. Nikon instead of HEY we have a pathological liar masquerading as a TweetDeck journalist who doubles as a Navy Seal/paramedic/salvage diver/etc... thats rich! (It was even worth the runon sentence!) We're still here FISH...

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  154. May 16, 2011 9:53 AM, Don't forget Delane Rouse who also called him out on the message board after finding this site.

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  155. Indeed, props to many of the professionals who spoke up. The travel industry will need theirs now. Randy obviously isn't one of them.

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  156. Now he's selling his 85 1.2. "This is a fantastic lens, and I love it, but switched back to the 85f1.8 due to space and weight constraints in how I travel with gear."

    How is he traveling now? On foot? We can only hope.

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  157. Re "The SportsShooter hierarchy", you have no idea what happens behind the scenes with a website in terms of administration of members. I'm sure if the sportsshooter admins could get rid of him, they would.

    in other exciting news, i noticed today that if you do a search for 'steven frischling' on google, the fishfraud site comes up in #1 and #2 spots.

    congrats!

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  158. You must have a different Google than me, because the same search has Fish Fraud showing up 6th on my list.

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  159. For me, a google search on "steven frischling" has fishfraud in #3 and #4.

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  160. who gives a fuck. this site sucks.

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  161. He knows nothing about aviation...I saw him ask an airline when they would start LHR routes again - the airline told him that they never flew from the airport, he in is typical fashion told them THEY were wrong and that they flew London to Paris

    http://twitter.com/#!/bmibaby_com/status/71223453683945473

    http://twitter.com/#!/bmibaby_com/status/71229854057635840

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  162. 10:58AM Not so sure abt that... I'm a Admin for a site. My word is law within MY domain. Ask Walter Calahan abt how an admin can crowbar you while youre playing in their cyber-spac over a technical issue not involving deception, outright fraud, and sinister attempts to silence your critics- which IS what we're talking abt here with FISH. Just sayin' the SS admins decided to protect their turf over whether a photo was galleried by Walt or linked to properly. A pure technicality. No malfeasance involved. Your gonna claim they have no way to dump the Fish Douche to strengthen the community at-large? What Would Steven do? Sue SportsShooter so all this could come out in a civil trial? Ridiculous lvls of non-parity in decision making don't encourage the public into thinking you're better journalists...

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  163. OMG, why the fuck am I here?? Chris is in the cooler and this site indeed is dead. Ha fucking ha, Fish rules!!

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  164. On Sept. 25, 2007 at 11:00 AM Steven Frischling wrote:
    "In the winter of 2002 I lead a team of photographers that switched the Olympic Committee into digital photography during the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. We were the first to provide real daily coverage of the games for the Olympic Committee, without the IOC needing to rely on news agencies to provide imagery."

    SO can anyone find these images on the web? Steven, since you so "rule" could you please direct us to the IOC web site on which your images, accompanied by the credit you so richly deserve.

    If you can't, then you don't "rule"...

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=488608&page=3

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  165. From the "Maybe I should Heed My Own Advice" Dept.

    "You don't want to be the photog who's name can easily become a usable term that is understood within the industry."

    Steven Frischling penned that gem on July 6, 2007 on Sportsshooter thread #25525.

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  166. May 23, 11:50 - Hey Fishstix, glad to see you are still with us. We are missing you over at SportsShooter - there are a couple airline and travel threads that would really benefit from your wizdumb.

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  167. May 24, 2011 12:44 PM

    Perfect.

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  168. Yes, please Steven, please post on the SportsShooter message boards again. There are plenty that would love to see the public beat down you will get.

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  169. Give it a few months, Froucheling is so lonely and out of touch from reality he will start posting on sportsshooter again as if nothing happened.

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  170. I don't miss Fish at all at SS. Good riddance as far as I'm concerned. As for the "team" he lead in 2002, who exactly, did he "lead?" Where are they? How about some names Fish? Surely you remember these "photogs." Anyone out there remember this team? I've never heard anyone mention the work Fish is talking about.

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  171. I'm afraid FishFraud is not coming back. Could it be that our fearless leader has got tired of Steven Frischling and has moved on to greener pastures?

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  172. Over 2 months now?

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  173. please please continue the good work

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  174. Steven Frischling now goes on his merry way like nothing ever happened

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  175. ^ Not that I know of. He's mud in the photo industry. "Listen up photogs!" Yeah right. No one gives a shit what he has to say - not a soul I know believes anything that comes out of his mouth. He had to give up his beloved pulpit at SS. He could have done something about it, but didn't, and still somehow made it worse for himself by attacking others.

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  176. Steve's making a new blog!!!

    http://iagfraud.blogspot.com/

    I hope it's as riveting as his last one!!

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  177. The with FF returning, the good times are back!

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