Manti Te'o Manti Te’o (Winslow Townson / The Associated Press)

How much time and effort did the U.S. sports media put into confirming that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o had a Stanford University student/graduate girlfriend who had a car accident, suffered from leukemia and died? About as much time and effort as portrayed in this Taiwanese animation. Ten or twelve seconds, that is.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.