Mediawatch: Too Good To Check

Jack Kelley was the closest that USA Today had to a living legend. The very picture of a fearless correspondent, he had, among other things, watched as three men were decapitated during a suicide bombing in Jerusalem. He witnessed Cuban refugees' attempted escape and told the tale of their drowning.

Trouble is, there's strong evidence that he made up both those stories--and a whole lot more. Many of Kelley's colleagues at USA Today had long thought that his pieces were simply too good to be true. But it was only last year, after the Jayson Blair scandal rocked the New...

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