Wednesday, December 17, 2014
New York Magazine is undergoing a nightmare of its own making. It reported a story that was false and made up by a teenager. How did it get sucked into a tale that was too good to be true? Probably because it was. Stranger things have happened. Nonetheless, the magazine how has a PR problem with its readership. How can one trust a publication that did such poor fact checking? The magazine has done the right thing. It immediately posted an apology to readers and admitted it was duped. The reporter on the story has her own troubles. She bills herself as an investigative journalist. One wonders how much investigation she did before running with this falsehood. The magazine will overcome the embarrassment soon enough. The reporter might not.