Stereotypes and the Lying Reporters who Report Them

Friday, March 26, 2004

USA Today is wrapping up its investigation of one of its own - former reporter Jack Kelley. So far, the paper says there is strong evidence that the 21-year veteran of the paper and five-time Pulitzer finalist fabricated substantial portions of at least eight major stories, and that his "journalistic sins" were "sweeping and substantial." Bob talks to Salon contributing writer John Gorenfeld about why readers were so willing to believe in Kelley's oft-colorful dispatches.

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