Great Moments In Journalist Fact Checking

Forget whether the account conforms to the facts; this story isn’t even internally consistent:

The mother, Amy Fujarte, was in the house alone at the time of the fire, Svetanics said, and was taken to an area hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

But:

Nickie Bequette, who lives across the street in the 9700 block of South Broadway, said she was enjoying a morning cup of coffee when she looked out a window and saw smoke pouring from the house and the mother escape out a side door with two children.

Which was it? Obviously, it wasn’t worth the reporter’s shoe leather.