NY Magazine’s headline story about 17-year-old trading genius who’s earned $72 million while attending Stuyvesant High is a hoax. I guess it takes a trained monkey.
Folks, we should know this by now: if a story appears with a sensational headline yet with few, if any facts or background, presume it’s false. When journalists actually do stumble across stories that obviously require verification, we know to do the verification, and to include the verification in the article. We don’t write 300 words and move on.