If the internet has any effect on Malcolm Gladwell's psyche, the dude has had a rough week. His tall tale about Jayson Blair reporting, which was first deemed offensive for being true, was later deemed even more offensive for not being true. Added to that, The New Republic recently called him an idiot . New Yorker fact checkers are claiming that Gladwell tends to exaggerate for rhetorical effect. But some people, including me, think Gladwell is quite smart. Other people, not including me, think these charges of false story telling are ludicrous. What do you think? Does the public have a right to be outraged about this? Or has James Frey turned us into bitter, bitter hags? Poll after the jump.

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