According to Madrid-based MarketWatch editor Barbara Kollmeyer, the story about the $72 million stock-picker was unbelievable from the get-go. We agree, and we were the first website to say so. But many news outlets and media professionals (including MarketWatch) did swallow the story. One of those gullible financial journalists was none other than Barbara Kollmeyer:



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