First Fake News Columnist Place on Leave since News Room Downsizing.

NYPOST NATIONAL NEWS – BOSTON — The Boston Globe has placed columnist Kevin Cullen on paid leave as an examination of his work is conducted.

The newspaper said Friday it’s asking a third party to conduct the probe but didn’t detail what prompted it.

The Globe was awarded a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings the year before. Cullen was a finalist for commentary.

Boston sports radio station WEEI has pointed to what it describes as inconsistencies in

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