Remember, this story ran in scores of supposedly reputable mainstream media outlets. Even though virtually every word was made up.

But, hey, we’re the irresponsible ones.

Gotta’ love those layers and layers of MSM fact checkers


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Reporter who swallowed $72 million whiz kid story now says story was ‘unbelievable in the first place’

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Reporter who broke bogus $72 million whiz kid story is pretty pleased with herself

New York magazine stands by its bogus whiz kid stock-picker story