It looks much better now, Becky. What it really came down to was trust. His editors trusted him. They never suspected within their wildest dreams that their friend was cooking up sexy stories. Granted, Stephen invented source material but you can't hold up an article just because of minor details that can't be verified within a short time.
I read the whole thing. This is great!! Its nice to get inside the mind of someone so notorious. Things like this fascinate me. Its a real shame because it took a hell of a lot more work to cheat than it would to write an article honestly. Stephen's low self esteem and determination to win approval from others was his reason for doing this, in my opinion.