This is really sad. A journalism intern, no doubt trying to make a good first impression, draws on the best to spice up her coverage.
A few years ago the Journal caught a reporter making up sources for a series of feature stories and quietly let him resign. It never did bother to tell its readers that they had been duped. As I recall, that happened during the editorship of the current chief content leader of AnnArbor.com.
So kudos to the Colorado Springs paper for doing the right thing.