Over on Paleojudaica, Jim Davila is keeping an eye on the Fake Metal Codices with a new and uninformed piece in the Christian Science Monitor. As Jim notes, there is no attempt to try to find experts to comment on the piece.
I was listening to a most enjoyable (but far too short) programme from BBC World Service the other day on the Hitler Diaries, Witness: The Hitler Diaries Hoax (podcast version here). In a day before the internet and blogging (1983), it took the media about a week to realize that they had been sold a hoax. This story has now been running for two months without any widespread recognition that they are fakes and with few serious attempts to consult experts. It's pathetic.