Monday, January 24, 2005

Worldwide Media Falls for Romanian Tabloid Hoax

Bat Boy!In yet another unsurprising failure of the mainstream presses, media outlets worldwide admitted today that they were all duped by a Romanian tabloid hoax. Sadly, rather than being given a fat bonus and a promotion, the reporter responsible for the story was sacked. "It was totally worth it. Egg all over the faces of reporters around the globe. I can now retire with satisfaction," he was probably quoted as saying--but in Romanian, of course. Maybe next week we can look forward to some stellar unverified reporting on bat boy? I guess I should be more careful about labeling which of my stories are real and which are made up for a laugh... Nah.

Source: Reuters earlier: Reuters
Categories: News, Internet

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