...So then the Doctor says "Son, there's a big difference between lipstick and VD!"
'But if one is struck by me only a little, that is far different, the stroke is a sharp thing and suddenly lays him lifeless, and that man's wife goes with cheeks torn in lamentation, and his children are fatherless, while he, staining the soil with his red blood, rots away, and there are more birds than women swarming about him.' Diomedes, The Iliad of Homer
To be honest, there is really NOTHING in that story (plus it is from the NY Times, so we have to wait until the validity has been checked ;)). One guy felt "pressure" to exaggerate his reports. So what? He did NOT exaggerate his reports.