Black Dahlia: Time Magazine and the Death of Research

Jan. 16, 2015, Black Dahlia

Time magazine, more than a bit late to the party, jumps on the Dr. George Hodel bandwagon on the anniversary of Elizabeth Short’s death.

Time was once famous for having an extensive research department. These days, however, writers  – at least Jennifer Latson – believe it is enough to get their facts from a novel (James Ellroy’s “Black Dahlia” is a work of fiction, folks), Internet stories about Buster the three-legged cadaver dog and dubious claims about traces of decomposition found at the Sowden House.

That sound you hear is Henry Luce spinning in his grave.

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