Bunk
Bunk The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News By Young, Kevin Book - 2017

Janet Cooke, a young reporter with a star résumé. Her front-page story “Jimmy’s World” about a young heroin addict got widespread attention; that Sunday’s issue shipped almost a million copies, with the news service syndicating the article to over three hundred papers around the world.7 Mayor Marion Barry and others called for a search for the boy; the police offered a $10,000 award; even incoming First Lady Nancy Reagan weighed in, “How terribly sad to read it and to know there are so many others like him out there. I hope with all my heart I can do something to help them. Surely there must be a way.’”8 Jimmy may have inspired Mrs. Reagan’s campaign to urge us to “Just Say No” to drugs—and to appear on the hit show Diff’rent Strokes to say so.
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Blair’s unusual stance as a black reporter at a major paper was matched by the Beltway snipers. Typical serial killer profiles and public speculation had it as a single white male shooter when it turned out to be two people—...

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