November 1, 20204 min read, 886 words
Washington Post Writer Who Debunked Atlantic Story Says ‘Fencing Injuries’ Tipped Him Off
Published: November 1, 2020 | 4 min read, 886 words
Erik Wemple, the Washington Post media critic who first questioned the accuracy of Ruth Shalit Barrett's now-discredited story in The Atlantic, said he first grew suspicious when he read about a well-heeled 12-year-old girl's "fencing injuries." As a result of Wemple's suspici...