Last week, the New York Times ran an entertaining feature about an online support group for the girlfriends of Wall Street’s hyper-rich investment bankers who’d fallen on hard times. “One of his best friends told me that my job is now to keep him calm and keep him from dying at the age of 35,” whinged one glitter girl on Dating a Banker Anonymous. “It’s not what I signed up for.” The girls swapped tales of having to downsize their outsized shopping and beauty-treatment habits. But this week, there were suggestions that the Times might have been hoaxed. For one thing, comments a National Public Radio blogger, the website was registered mere days before postings backdated as far as last autumn appeared. Were the glitter girls planting the seeds for a book deal or a reality show?
Banking fraud: Fake glitter girls?
Has the New York Times fallen victim to a hoax?