On December 5, the New York Times published an op-ed column by Republican Texas Elector Christopher Suprun entitled "Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump." The Times celebrated Suprun's "courageous stand" in a December 6 editorial.
In that op-ed, Suprun claimed that "Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation." The paper's description of Suprun says he "works as a paramedic." Neither the Times, which has published nine other items containing Suprun's name since his op-ed, or the Associated Press, which has published three, have noted that those two statements have been exposed as at best highly questionable, and at worst opportunistically fraudulent.