Orrr You Could Just Not Say Anything?

Maybe you’re following the This American Life retraction story and maybe you’re not, that is none of our business. But if you’re not, you might have missed lots of folks on the ‘nets reminding us of this amazing gem. Back in 1980, a beautiful lady made up a bunch of stories about where she went to college, how many languages she spoke, and, oh yeah, also completely pulled a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper feature about an 8 year-old heroin addict and his abusive stepfather out of her ass. But that isn’t even the best part: the best part is this gnarly and utterly enthralling exposé by The Washington Post’s ombudsman following the scandal. People are ca-ray-zay! Clear your schedule for at least the next hour.

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