Andrew Sullivan Taken In by $12,000 Knish

Last week, we had a good laugh after a reader e-mailed us about a $12,000 knish supposedly made with caviar, Kobe beef, foie gras, truffles, and moose snout. It was obviously satire (“Suffolk Kitchen” was actually the reader’s apartment), but Trend Hunter (along with Luxuo and Born Rich) picked up the story, minus the part about an American Apparel model defiling the knish tableside, and ran it seemingly as fact. Now one of our favorite media critics, Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic, has linked to it with a straight face. Come on, Mr. Sullivan — don’t believe everything you read.

Earlier: Introducing the $12,000 Caviar, Kobe, Foie, Truffle, Moose-Snout Knish