Seems that Michael Hiltzik who fought a dirty fight to discredit the box office numbers of Deep Throat [see here and here] has been doing some deep throating of his own. The New York Times reports that his blog in the Los Angeles Times has been suspended after it was revealed he had been “using the names Mikekoshi and Nofanofcablecos not only in posts to his own blog, but on other Web sites as well.”
Doesn’t seem such a big deal. But wait, there’s more. “Mr. Hiltzik’s reputation at The Times is mixed,” the report continues. “In 1993, while serving as a correspondent in Moscow, he was recalled to Los Angeles after it was discovered he had been reading his colleagues’ e-mail messages.” But hey, Comrade Mikeski was surely only doing what the KGB do. When in Rome….
Could Hiltzik be up for induction into the Fakers Hall of Fame, joining such luminaries as Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair, and James Frey? Nah. He won a Pulitzer. For writing about corruption in the entertainment industry.
– Fenton Bailey