They fell like dominoes. The New York Post broke the story with the headline, “Suicidal ‘killer’ gets liver transplant.”
MSNBC.com followed with “”Many outraged as accused murderer gets liver transplant.”
CBS News had, “Suspected Killer Gets Organ Transplant, Jumped to Top of Waiting List.”
Fox followed with, “Confessed Killer Gets New Liver Ahead of Others.”
Too good to be true on a slow news day. But hold on. As Reuters reports, the hospital where the transplant reportedly took place denies it.
Reports of jumping transplant waiting lists are concerning. What did these news organizations do to verify their stories?