Talk:Stephen Glass

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Why is nothing referenced on this article? 02:47, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

I think it's just lazyness, I've put this on my watch list just recently - I'm planning to add sources in the near future

21 not 27[edit]

According to Shattered Glass Glass only fabricated 21 articles, not 27. I have updated the article to reflect this.

According to the DVD version of Shattered Glass and many other articles that I have read, Stephen Glass did fabricate 27 articles. Therefore I changed it back. --BRO_co03 21:41, Apr 3, 2005 (UTC)

Maarten Verkiel[edit]

"Maarten Verkiel" a Dutch film director? I think not. A short wave radio show called "let's Talk About Things"????? A rudimentary fact check on Google would suggest that this last paragraph may well have been written by Mr Glass himself and I will accordingly remove"-- 11:44, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Is this article copying this site [1] or is it the other way around? Alakon 06:43, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

  • NM. I'm going to go with the latter, because there are several other examples (and yes, I agree that the "Let's talk about things" show is a fiction). Infringing: [2] Correctly attributing GFDL: [3] Alakon

(feel free to delete this section if you feel I've answered my own question)

more info?[edit]

Is there any more information on this topic? If so it would be appreciated.


The name Lane is introduced without any explanation of who Lane is. (Search the name Lane and read the paragraph.) M.A.S. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:36, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Article links[edit]

Found a site that had "Don't you D.A.R.E.". Unfortunately, the link for "Cheap Suits" was broken. Vidor 13:14, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Found two more articles. The "Mrs. Colehill" article from Policy Review, complete with the fictional Mrs. Colehill, I linked to. I also found a copy of a 1997 TNR article, "Mount Vernon: Slavery Chic", on a message board. However, I did NOT link to that article, because I don't know if it was fake or not. It reads like it's fake, but the "A Tissue of Lies" website that I linked to in the article does not include the Mount Vernon piece amongst the fabricated Glass articles. I have been unable to find any other list of Glass articles that discriminates between those known to be faked and those believed to be real or still undetermined. If anyone can find such a list, I'd appreciate it.

And if anyone can find "Spring Breakdown" anywhere on the Internet, that would be awesome. Really wish that one was available, especially as it was so prominently featured in the movie, Shattered Glass. Vidor 12:47, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Added a paragraph recounting incidents before the "Hack Heaven" scandal where persons accused Glass of distortions. Also edited out the link provided by User, because it was a link to the "A Tissue of Lies" website, which I had already linked to in the "External Links" section. Vidor 15:08, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

A second link for "Hack Heaven", in case we ever lose the other one. Vidor 22:28, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Someone else[edit]

I remember learning in a class of a reporter, I think female, who did something similar- I think making up a story of an abused child... I seem to remember she claimed alter it wasn't "made up," but was rather an aggregate of several stories... could anyone point me to her? Cantras 08:52, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Janet_Cooke is who I believe you are refering to.-- 19:23, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

birthdate ambiguity[edit]

Born in 1974, and under the category "1972 Births"? He was born in '72. I know because he was a year ahead of me at Penn. I have fixed the page.

Changed birthdate category again..

According to most sources, they describe Glass as being 25 years old when he was fired from TNR in 1998. Obviously, if his birthday had not yet occurred in that year when was to turn 26 it would make his birthday sometime past May in 1972. 1997-25=1972. Otherwise, if his birth month was before May he would've been born in 1973.
On, an article written a week after Glass was fired it contains a qoute 'Colleagues describe Glass as an extraordinarily hard-working and personable 25-year-old who gladly pulled all-nighters to improve his pieces whenever his editors asked him to.'
I think this lends to the idea that the birthdate is 1972.
Both of these articles descrive Glass as 25 at the time of the incident. --Skeev 15:14, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

X-Man versus X-Men[edit]

I saw that someone edited the X-Man remark in the article to X-Men. After looking around online it seems like some of the sites that excerpt the article call out X-Man #1 and some call out X-Men #1. Since the 'Washington Scene' link under Furthur Reading appears to me a total reprint of the article rather than an clipped version like most other sites have I have to believe that it is correct as X-Man like it shows on that link. Does anyone else know for sure which was actually said in the TNR article? I'm going to change it back to X-Man for now based on the 'Washington Scene' link.--Skeev 13:48, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

it's really obvious Don't you D.A.R.E is faked, how could he fool so many people...

From lexisnexis it's "X-Man":

Ian Restil, a 15-year-old computer hacker who looks like an even more adolescent version of Bill Gates, is throwing a tantrum. "I want more money. I want a Miata. I want a trip to Disney World. I want X-Man comic book number one. I want a lifetime subscription to Playboy, and throw in Penthouse. Show me the money! Show me the money!" Over and over again, the boy, who is wearing a frayed Cal Ripken Jr. t-shirt, is shouting his demands. Across the table, executives from a California software firm called Jukt Micronics are listening--and trying ever so delicately to oblige. "Excuse me, sir," one of the suits says, tentatively, to the pimply teenager. "Excuse me. Pardon me for interrupting you, sir. We can arrange more money for you. Then, you can buy the comic book, and then, when you're of more, say, appropriate age, you can buy the car and pornographic magazines on your own."

And yes, the dare article is stunning not only for how over-the-top it is, but it looks like a drug education site actually reprints it without irony. Cool Hand Luke 04:47, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

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I can't tell why, but someone stripped all the links out of the in-article references and put them in a "Further Reading" section at the bottom. This made that section excessively long. I have put the links used as references back where they should be, in the references themselves. Vidor (talk) 09:11, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Bar Membership[edit]

I don't know how one would cite this, but the attorney rolls for both California and New York are online, and he's not listed on either of them. Agent Cooper (talk) 00:35, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Why Jewish?[edit]

Why does this article say "Stephen Randall Glass grew up in a Jewish family....."? How does it help the article? Is it trying to establish his ethnicity? Or religious belief/adherence? Or what? How is it relevant?Moriori (talk) 22:18, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Almost all jewish persons are noted as such throughout Wikipedia,

are you suggesting that all those references be removed?

Or only the ones where the subject was contemptable?
I saw the movie last night, very well done.

Broken link[edit]

The external link to "Slavery Chic" appears to be broken. Probably should be removed. I would do it, but I'm not familiar with editing the 'links' section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:57, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: moved per request. Favonian (talk) 19:52, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Stephen Glass (reporter)Stephen GlassPrimary topic. Replace the dab page with a hatnote. An apparently undiscussed move in May 2008 replaced the journalist as the primary topic with the footballer. Page views 69.8K 2.2K. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 20:28, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Support Definite primary topic. If the footballer ever gets a movie made about him, we can revisit. --BDD (talk) 18:24, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
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Status of Case?[edit]

This case was fully briefed as of March 2012, yet there has been no action by the Supreme Court as of May 2013, an extraordinary delay. What is the status of this matter?


Now that the issue of his entry to the bar in NY and California is resolved, it deserves an entry in the introduction (as it would have if it had gone the other way and he'd become an associate in the law firm, instead of a paralegal). I've summarized it and made the legal career a short second paragraph in the intro. Nathan T 01:08, 28 January 2014 (UTC)