Voices continue to weigh in on the hypercredulous reporting of the case of Rom Houben (which I blogged about already). Among them:

Yet the mass media have, with only a few exceptions (such as Psychology Today) refused to offer any meaningful skepticism about this story. They continue to be nearly as credulous as they were at the beginning.

Note to journalists: It’s long past time to come clean on this. Admit you were swindled, explain how it happened, show what you plan to do to prevent being swindled again, and fercryinoutloud, stop propagating this hoax! The only place to keep reporting this story, is on Failblog … because that’s what this is, a catastrophic journalistic failure.

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