In something that should come as no surprise, The New Yorker hit piece is fake news designed to pander to the leftist mob.
The author deliberately avoided talking to editor in question. that editor has released an incendiary condemnation of journalistic malpractice:
"Two weeks before the 2016 presidential election, as the editorial head of Fox News online, I reviewed a draft news story that said porn actress Stormy Daniels had confirmed having an affair with Donald Trump a decade earlier. The only problem was … Stormy hadn’t said that.
Daniels and her associates were playing a bizarre cat-and-mouse game with Fox News and other outlets, trying to get their story out without fingerprints and, ultimately, without enough proof to publish."
fox was not the only ones not to publish, Slate, Good Morning America, Daily Beast also chose not to.
Journalistic grifters, get angry that you got duped