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Old 15 February 2007, 04:43 AM
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Icon09 ‘Monkey Fishing’ Author Admits to Falsehood

When two Columbia University graduate students in journalism began work on an article about Jay Forman, a writer whose 2001 article in Slate about fishing for monkeys in Lois Key in Florida proved to be riddled with lies, their investigation prompted Mr. Forman to take new action. After long silence on the topic, he called Jack Shafer, his editor for that article, and admitted that he had fabricated the entire piece.

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Old 15 February 2007, 04:58 AM
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Slate hasn't removed the article. It has a new disclaimer at the top.
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In February 2007, writer Jay Forman contacted Slate to confess that his entire story was untrue [...]
http://www.slate.com/id/109707/
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