The Continuing Troubles of Stephen Glass

Former media hoaxer Stephen Glass, whose exploits were depicted in the movie Shattered Glass, is back in the news. It seems that his career since getting fired from the New Republic has been a bit rocky. He made $140,000 from his 2003 semi-autobiographical novel, The Fabulist, but that money didn't last too long. In recent years, he's been trying to become a lawyer. According to, he passed the bar exam and applied for an attorney's license in 2007, but the State Bar of California turned him down on the grounds that he was morally unfit to practice law. He appealed the decision, and the California Supreme Court has agreed to hear his case.

Morally unfit to practice law? That seems like a contradiction in terms. Given his past, Glass should fit right in to the legal profession.


Posted on Wed Jan 11, 2012

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Hey, if I needed a lawyer, I'd want someone who's shown they're intelligent and good at convincing people of things.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Wed Jan 11, 2012  at  05:16 PM
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