An editor she conned responds here:
It is hard to see what else his paper could have done. When they tried to verify her information, Ellie Light lied to them. I give them a lot of credit for addressing the issue in a forthright manner.
I'm still curious about the choice of newspapers. How many of these emails did "Ellie Light" send out? She hit a lot of small newspapers in small cities/towns. She must have a lot of time on her hands.
Patterico is still on the beat and moving the story forward.
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