Christopher Frizzelle of The Stranger
managed to get a real scoop. He convinced both Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass to sit down and talk with him simultaneously
, so that they could compare notes on their careers as rogue journalists. Unfortunately, this dream interview never occurred. The Stranger
later published a tongue-in-cheek retraction
. And Stephen Glass himself denied that the interview took place
. Still, Karl Freske (whom I have to thank for providing me with a heads-up about the story) has an interesting theory. He speculates that "it's just possible that the interview is real and that the 'hoax declaration' is the hoax. Less likely, but well within the Stranger's sense of humor."