Janet Cooke’s ‘Jimmy’s World’ was published in WP 30 years ago this week

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It’s an anniversary most would like to forget, notes Richard Prince. “Jimmy’s World,” of course, was all a fabrication, created by Janet Cooke, who went on to win a Pulitzer that the Washington Post was forced to return. || Ben Bradlee: “My nightmare was that Janet Cooke would be the second paragraph of my obit. It still may be.”

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