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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Another Jayson Blair Scandal in New York Media

It's at The Village Voice and involves Nick Sylvester, Senior Associate Editor, who admits fabricating a bar scene described in the magazine's cover story this week. Sylvester has been suspended, the magazine removed the story from its web site and a full probe of the piece has been initiated.

Sylvester said the bar scene represented "a composite of specific anecdotes" related to him by his sources. Is this a variation on the "fake but true" formulation of Mary Mapes and the CBS Bush National Guard documents forgery?

HT: Jim Romanesko