New York Times duped in story on teens who vape
Having set themselves up, the Times was reeled in.
The article made it into the paper. Lil Ugly Mane was born:
The article continued:
As for whether he still craved cigarettes, “the only thing that’s really missing is feeling like your entire mouth is coated in dirt,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of people who don’t smoke pick them up because it looks cool. But for every person I’ve met like that, I’ve met another using it like it’s a medicine against cigarettes.”
So much for subbing at The New York Times.
The New York Times has since issued a correction and removed the section about “Joe Stevonson” from the online article.