NOT a good day at Fairfax World Headquarters.
First, Peter Roebuck tosses himself off for the last time. And now one of the paper’s trusted sources, psychologist Diederik A. Stapel, has been revealed as a statistics fiddler and serial academic fraud. The formerly revered and much-quoted Dutch psychologist demonstrated an uncanny knack for research that always seemed to confirm the things newspapers like the Silly prefer to believe. You know, business leaders are sleazoids and the always popular assertion that a little Klansman lives inside every nice, white heart.
Expect a couple of corrections any day now.