Jane Aldridge is making no apologies for claiming that Texas Monthly journalist Jason Sheeler "blatantly made up" quotes and facts in his profile of the 20-year-old blogger. The woman behind Sea of Shoes says magnanimously, "I'm not angry with him. He wrote the story he thought people wanted to hear. I'm afraid he knew the story he wanted to write before I even opened my mouth." Sheeler spent over a month with Aldridge and her parents to report the story, and the magazine says all of the Aldridges participated in fact-checking and had numerous opportunities to check quotes attributed them and other facts in the story; Jane Aldridge also appeared on TV alongside Sheeler to promote the profile when it was first published. The magazine and Sheeler continue to stand by their reporting. [ABC]
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