Adam B. Wheeler recently applied -- and was turned down -- for an internship in The New Republic's literary section, the magazine said this afternoon.
The magazine has posted what it termed Wheeler's "rather remarkable" two-page resume.
Among the more interesting tidbits: Wheeler claimed to speak four languages -- French, Old English, Classical Armenian, and Old Persian. He also said he attended Lincoln College at the University of Oxford, and Georgetown University for independent graduate study.
The Washington-based newsweekly gained notoriety as the home of Stephen Glass, a serial fabricator whose trail of deception formed the basis of the movie "Shattered Glass.''
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