Facts? What facts? This is Ithaca.

I wonder how many Pinocchios this article at the fishwrap of record about transient drill rig roughnecks Cornell students engaging in underage drinking got?

This many, ya think?

I give the editor credit—rather than take down the article, he left it there to stink:

Editors' Note: September 28, 2012
An article on Thursday described the effect of social media use on the bar scene in several college towns, including the area around Cornell. After the article was published, questions were raised by the blog IvyGate about the identities of six Cornell students quoted in the article or shown in an accompanying photo.

None of the names provided by those students to a reporter and photographer for The Times — Michelle Guida, Vanessa Gilen, Tracy O’Hara, John Montana, David Lieberman and Ben Johnson — match listings in the Cornell student directory, and The Times has not subsequently been able to contact anyone by those names. The Times should have worked to verify the students’ identities independently before quoting or picturing them for the article.

Via Newsbusters, where it was pointed out that the author of the article at the NYT "...had not considered at the time that the students could be lying."

And I love the dry remark at Instapundit:

Always remember,  these people are trustworthy, unlike those bloggers working in their pajamas.