[Guest post by DRJ]
“The New York Times admitted Monday it published a fake letter purportedly from the mayor of Paris criticizing Caroline Kennedy’s Senate bid as “appalling” and “not very democratic.”
The letter and the Times‘ correction are here. The letter was received via email. The Times edited the letter and returned it to the sender for approval, but it was published without verification even though no response was received.
I get outlandish emails every day but I check their accuracy before I decide whether to post. I guess I wouldn’t have to go to all the trouble if I worked for the New York Times.