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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:25 AM
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The Onion Fools The New York Times With Fake Obama Tiger Beat Cover


Today The New York Times admitted they made the mistake of treating a fake creation from The Onion as something legitimate. Last week the Times printed an article documenting the history of the squeaky-clean teen magazine Tiger Beat, and included a retrospective of past magazine covers. Unfortunately (or humorously depending on ones perspective), in the collection they also included a parody cover created by The Onion, which featured President Obama.

The correction printed today in the Times:

A series of pictures last Sunday of covers of the magazine Tiger Beat, with an article about how the original teen-girl tabloid has remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1965, erroneously included a parody cover, produced by the satiric newspaper The Onion, that featured a picture of President Obama.



http://www.mediaite.com/print/the-onion-fools-the-new-y... /

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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:31 AM
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1. hahah, wonder what they included under "more personal facts!"
:rofl:
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prairierose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:22 AM
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2. Doesn't anyone there remember that fact checking is part ...
of journalism and a good idea before publication. Too bad there are no editors or journalists left there. I'm sorry but I really do not think there is any excuse for work this shoddy. If they were building a house, it would fall down before it was finished.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:31 AM
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3. That was a big story here yesterday afternoon with over 80 Recs:
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:06 PM
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4. I wasn't here yesterday and searching the first page of GD turned up nothing ...
Shit happens.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:46 PM
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5. The DU search box to the right of the Logout key--works every time.
I always check it before I start an OP about anything that is news.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:59 PM
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7. I try my best
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 05:00 PM by meegbear
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:26 PM
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8. I'm happy to see the post...
I don't DU on weekends. I have a life.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:44 PM
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9. Many only view DU on weekends because they have lives also.
Guess they've got you beat 5 days to 2.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:04 PM
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10. Then they don't care if a story repeats...
Neither do I.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:58 PM
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6. I'm incredulous that "Tiger Beat "is still published..
that might have been their first clue.... ;)
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