By Bob Owens
In 1995, Stephen Randall Glass joined The New Republic as an editorial assistant. Over the course of the next three years he progressed to high-profile feature writing, until his world came crashing down in 1998 when it was revealed that the majority of his work contained elements that were fabricated in whole or in part.
Charles Lane, who was Glass’s editor at The New Republic at the time, said of the scandal:
“We extended normal human trust to someone who basically lacked a conscience,” says Lane. “We busy, friendly folks, were no match for such a willful deceiver. …We thought Glass was interested in our personal lives, or our struggles with work, and we thought it was because he cared. Actually, it was all about sizing us up and searching for vulnerabilities. What we saw as concern was actually contempt.”
Stephen Glass was a sociopath, willing to say or fabricate anything to advance his career and his cause. The backlash against Glass has been substantial. He’s been unable to find work as a journalist, has he has no credibility. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms