The Week Of Fake Journalism
"Is it something in the air? Because it’s another day, another journalist
making stuff up," writes Chris O'Shea on the two (count 'em) stories this week of reporters fired for fabricating quotes and sources.
The latest instance takes place at the Wall Street Journal, which just fired the fiction-writing intern (well, at least we can assume she wasn't getting paid for her crappy work, right?), who had been at the paper for less than three weeks.
"Here’s hoping this is the last lying journalist story we have to cover this week," writes O'Shea.
The other journalist was fired earlier this week from Hearst's New Canaan News, based in Connecticut.