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Stephen Glass is still retracting his fabricated stories — 18 years later

Stephen Glass is still retracting his fabricated stories — 18 years later

Stephen Glass, who as a staff writer at the New Republic in the 1990s perpetrated what may be the most spectacular, sustained campaign of fabrication known to American journalism, is still retracting his work.

Glass' latest confession concerns "Prophets and Losses," which appeared in the February 1998 issue of Harper's Magazine and purported to relate his experiences as a telephone psychic. According to a letter from Glass that appears in the magazine's January 2016 issue, which dropped into my mailbox Monday, almost all of the piece was fabricated. That includes lengthy exchanges with customers of the...

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