The L.A. Times apologized for its story implicating Sean "P.Diddy" Combs in the death of Tupac.
It turns out the Times were relying on fabricated documents provided by a prison inmate. Pulitzer Prize winning writer Chuck Philips had the documents initially verified by a former FBI agent, but The
Smoking Gun exposed them to be fakes. They were shown to be created on a typewriter and not a computer and had parts blacked out.
The story got nearly a million hits, setting an L.A. Times record this year. Philips, Editor Russ Stanton and Deputy Manager Editor Marc Duvoisin have all issued apologies. Expect lawsuits to follow.