Sorry, the conjunction of these two articles tickles my sense of irony
and appreciation of chutzpah, so I had to share them.
The first article from The New Yorker went into my collection recently
because it is a nicely told story about how most scientific results
are eventually found to be much less exciting than the original media
reports - the work of John Ioannidis features prominently.
"The truth wears off - Is there something wrong with the scientific method?"
The second article from The Telegraph reveals the first author as a
"serial plagiarist and fabricator of stories", and shows that
journalists are at least as susceptible to the temptation to
exaggerate and invent facts as scientists