“I don’t know how they do business, but I would think that protocol would have them doing fact-checking,” Cindi Hoffman, Seltzer’s sister, who ratted her out to the Times, told the paper, of the publisher. Well, Cindi, maybe it’s your fault. “Margaret Jones was turned in by her sister,” a blogger at the L.A. Times wrote. “Something was clearly awry in her utter identification with the gang members she wrote about. Something was broken, somewhere. Wait, so maybe it was the mother’s fault? Or what about the Times? What’s their culpability? Colin McEnroe at the Hartford Courant has suggested that public editor Clark Hoyt sniff around and see why they got so overexcited. “Mr. Hoyt, one thing I would like you to look into is how many times Mr. McGrath slouched into this or that office around the building and suggested that a little more than usual could be done for this book by one of Sarah’s authors,” he wrote. We’re not really buying that the doddering ex–Book Review editor put ideas in the minds of “House & Home” freelancers, but who cares! Someone must burn! And one commenter on the L.A.Times website thinks they know who: “How much double checking is done in the editorial quarters of Fox News ? And, to take it a step further, how much double checking is done in Washington DC? We are still at war in Iraq thanks to the American people buying into a not-so-well fabricated lie.” That’s right, people. This trail of deception goes all the way to the White House.