It’s Number 7 on the list:
LA Times’ Fake Tupac Scoop—Lesson: don’t use serial con men as sources for front-page investigations.
The weird thing is, as I have noted before, Philips said in his article that Sabatino refused to comment, and Sabatino has denied to me that he was a source for Philips. And Philips claimed that other people had corroborated what was in the phony documents. So I’m still unsure about what happened there.
But I am sure of one thing: Philips embarrassed the paper. Badly.