If there’s any truth in it, this story represents a shockingly lax approach to fact checking. The writer claims to have fabricated most of a story, which was picked up on one of the Sunday tabloids last week. We can’t vouch for the veracity of the account, not having seen a copy of the paper concerned, but if it proves true…. Hat tip to Mark!
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty