For the first time in its 165-year history, Harper’s Magazine has retracted an article — “Prophets and Losses” — after receiving a letter from Glass admitting to its fabrications almost two decades later. The retraction notes that at least 5,647 of the 7,902 words in the article were based on untruths.

(via Harper’s issues its first retraction ever: A piece by disgraced ‘fabulist’ Stephen Glass – The Washington Post)

So, is this better late than never? 

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