Oh, snap: The Globe cautioned readers of its story about the Notre Dame football player with the fake dead girlfriend that
Now, it appears Te'o's inspiring story was a hoax. According to a report on Deadspin.com, a website that has broken some high-profile stories but not an outlet regarded for journalistic standards, Kekua never existed.
Of course, the Globe was as invested in the Te'o story as every other media outlet in the country, but really?
The Globe is a regular re-user of stuff from TMZ.com, whose journalistic standards it doesn't question. And its news writers see nothing wrong with updating stories broken by Gawker, which is owned by the same company as Deadspin.