I just watched an absolutely fascinating film — Shattered Glass. It’s the story of Stephen Glass, the New Republic reporter who in 1998 was outed as having fabricated everything from minor details to entire stories during his tenure at the New Republic.
I’d heard a bit about the Glass story, especially with the recent flap about New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, but I’d never actually read enough about Glass to have picked up the entire story. Watching Glass go from handily manipulating everyone around him to a rapid implosion as his stories start to unravel under the investigation of Forbes.com reporter Adam Penenberg is simply amazing.
iTunes: “Defiant” by Lawrence, Christopher from the album Twilight (1999, 7:13).