Anorak News | New York Times duped in story on teens who vape

New York Times duped in story on teens who vape

by | 20th, April 2015

When the New York Times trawled Twitter for cool kids who vape for an article on e-cigarettes use among teenagers, @drugleaf replied.


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Having set themselves up, the Times was reeled in.


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The article made it into the paper. Lil Ugly Mane was born:


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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.

Spotter: Gawker

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