They never checked their facts.
They printed lies about Chaz.
They defended their article.
And then they issued an editor's note saying "Oops! We got stuff wrong..."
Here is that note:
Ed. Note: This story refers to a letter of reprimand received by Eric Chesanoff for a 2002 incident in which he allegedly put his arms around a student’s waist. Although the Department of Education recently supplied that letter to the Daily News, we have since learned that an arbitrator ruled in 2004 that the allegation was false and ordered the Department to remove the reprimand from Chasanoff’s file.
Not good enough.
The reporters on this story should be fired for failure to do their jobs.
Not only did they not "add value" to the knowledge of their readers by failing to check facts before acting as stenographers for the crap the DOE gave them to print, they helped to ruin somebody's reputation.
As Pissed Off Teacher wrote, these reporters are always looking to hold teachers accountable.
How come nobody holds these reporters accountable?