What happened to Meltzer?


I was under the impression Dave always tried to actually follow up with sources where he could, etc.  or at least your retrospective series of articles (still awesome BTW!) made it seem that way.  But this doesn't seem like the first time in the last year he's been just randomly making s--- up w/o bothering to follow up or “reporting” on only one source. 

Was he always like this and I just didn't notice?  Or is this a recent development?  


Given the tweet is referring to someone else’s second hand report of what Meltzer supposedly said, I think perhaps it might be worth seeking out the original report in the WON first.