Several years before the "Blair Affair" rocked the New York Times
to its venerable foundations, there was the case of Stephen Glass, one-time associate editor at the New Republic
and a contributing writer to publications as varied as Harper's
and Rolling Stone
. Like Jayson Blair, Glass had also been caught cooking stories, but his fall from grace at TNR
, a political weekly that proudly claims to be "the in-flight magazine of Air Force One," was even more spectacular. Based on Buzz Bissinger's 1998 article for Vanity Fair
magazine, this brisk, brilliantly told version of events is framed by Glass's (Hayden Chri...