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California newspaper hoaxed by fake letter
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California newspaper hoaxed by fake letter
By: Sydney Smith
September 08, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Malibu Times published a hoax letter to the editor, a retraction on its website admits. The letter, "Some Praise" by "The Regan Family" was published in the Aug. 14 paper.  The letter...
NHL's Sidney Crosby NOT Arrested in Ottawa, Canada's QMI Retracts Story
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NHL's Sidney Crosby NOT Arrested in Ottawa, Canada's QMI Retracts Story
By: Sydney Smith
September 05, 2014 08:00 PM EST
Canada's QMI Agency, which is Sun Media's national news wire, wrongly reported NHL player Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins was arrested for driving related reasons while in Ottawa this week. A big problem...
Did Newspaper Fake Quote? Sexual Assault Victim Wrongly IDed
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Did Newspaper Fake Quote? Sexual Assault Victim Wrongly IDed
By: Sydney Smith
August 27, 2014 05:00 AM EST
UK newspaper The Kentish Gazette provided enough information about a sexual assault victim that readers could identify her. The newspaper's article also implied it interviewed the victim even though it didn't, and...
Andy Coulson NOT attacked in prison, IB Times posts fake story?
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Andy Coulson NOT attacked in prison, IB Times posts fake story?
By: Sydney Smith
August 15, 2014 12:00 AM EST
The International Business Times falsely reported on Andy Coulson's stay in prison. Andy Coulson has not been attacked while serving his sentence for phone hacking, his former News of the World employee and cell...
Fake Boko Haram comment by Sandra Fluke dupes Rabbi, San Diego Jewish World
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Fake Boko Haram comment by Sandra Fluke dupes Rabbi, San Diego Jewish World
By: Sydney Smith
July 31, 2014 05:00 AM EST
San Diego Jewish World published fake quotes purportedly from an interview by NPR with Sandra Fluke. The author of the San Diego Jewish World article, Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel, apologized and retracted his column. San...
Did Michele Bachmann want 'Americanization' labor camps for immigrants? News outlets hoaxed
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Did Michele Bachmann want 'Americanization' labor camps for immigrants? News outlets hoaxed
By: Sydney Smith
July 29, 2014 03:02 PM EST
Several news outlets were hoaxed by a satire article claiming Michele Bachmann called for immigrant children to move into "Americanization Facilities," or labor camps, Gawker reported. The story originated from...
'Mistakes Happen,' How Fake Quotes About Women Having Small Brains Got Published
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'Mistakes Happen,' How Fake Quotes About Women Having Small Brains Got Published
By: Sydney Smith
June 30, 2014 08:12 PM EST
In another cautionary tale about not checking facts, last month, the Frederick News-Post in Maryland admitted that it published fake quotes that said American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray thought women have...
Look-a-Like Brazilian Soccer Coach Gave World Cup Interview, 2 Newspapers correct, apologize
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Look-a-Like Brazilian Soccer Coach Gave World Cup Interview, 2 Newspapers correct, apologize
By: Sydney Smith
June 27, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Brazilian journalist Mario Sergio Conti was duped by a look-a-like soccer coach into publishing fake quotes. Conti published an interview with Brazil soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari talking about the World Cup and...
Daily Mail Accused of Fake Interview by Paul Pogba, French Soccer Player, May Sue
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Daily Mail Accused of Fake Interview by Paul Pogba, French Soccer Player, May Sue
By: Sydney Smith
June 05, 2014 05:00 AM EST
French soccer player Paul Pogba accused the UK Daily Mail of publishing a fake interview with him. Pogba is a midfielder who plays for the Italian team Juventus. The May 30 Daily Mail article is titled, "Paul...
UK Sun didn't publish fake interview with Soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo
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UK Sun didn't publish fake interview with Soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo
By: Sydney Smith
June 04, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo accused the UK Sun of publishing a fake interview, but the Sun said it actually was publishing excerpts from his biography. "We did not claim to have interviewed Ronaldo," Sun...
Charles Murray DIDN'T say Women have Underdeveloped Brains, Frederick News-Post published Fake Quotes
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Charles Murray DIDN'T say Women have Underdeveloped Brains, Frederick News-Post published Fake Quotes
By: Sydney Smith
May 27, 2014 05:00 AM EST
American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray said women have underdeveloped brains.  Never mind. He didn't say that. This was a fake quote in the The Frederick News-Post, a daily Maryland newspaper that...
Reed College Oil Stocks Hoax, 2 Oregon media outlets fooled
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Reed College Oil Stocks Hoax, 2 Oregon media outlets fooled
By: Sydney Smith
May 21, 2014 05:00 AM EST
A fake press release claimed Oregon's Reed College said it was going to divest its holdings of fossil fuel stocks.  Both The Portland Tribune and KBOO were duped by the hoax, which was orchestrated by the pranking...
Sports Reporter Faked Interview with Coach, Norwich Bulletin fires journalist
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Sports Reporter Faked Interview with Coach, Norwich Bulletin fires journalist
By: Sydney Smith
May 07, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Norwich (Connecticut) Bulletin published quotes by a high school coach. Problem was he was never interviewed by their sports writer. The quotes were faked. The paper only found out after the coach called to...
Misquoted man 'thankful' for Toronto Star Apology, Didn't say Homosexuality needs healing
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Misquoted man 'thankful' for Toronto Star Apology, Didn't say Homosexuality needs healing
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Ontario Press Council ruled against the Toronto Star for misquoting York University professor Dr. Blake Martin last month. Martin is the course director for the university's Department of Dance and has a PhD in...
Fmr PM says 'I never made any comments,' Zimbabwe newspaper retracts fake interview
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Fmr PM says 'I never made any comments,' Zimbabwe newspaper retracts fake interview
By: Sydney Smith
April 07, 2014 12:00 PM EST
Zimbabwe's The Sunday Mail apologized and admitted it published a fake interview with politician Roy Bennett, according to the Zimbabwe Daily. The March 23 article, published in print and online, "Bennett...
'You're Grounded,' Unusual consequences for Michigan Student Journalists
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'You're Grounded,' Unusual consequences for Michigan Student Journalists
By: Sydney Smith
February 15, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The dean of students at Michigan's private college Albion grounded student publication The Pleiad for nine days. Much like naughty children being sent to their rooms, the ban on publication came after the...
Wisc Gov Scott Walker called liar after Right Wing News blogger misquotes him
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Wisc Gov Scott Walker called liar after Right Wing News blogger misquotes him
By: Sydney Smith
February 12, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Right Wing News blogger John Hawkins' misquotation of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker resulted in him being called a liar and mocked by media outlets. Hawkins had originally written on his blog, before his...
Fake David Bar Katz 'Tricked' National Enquirer? Real Katz suing for Philip Seymour Hoffman gay lovers claim
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Fake David Bar Katz 'Tricked' National Enquirer? Real Katz suing for Philip Seymour Hoffman gay lovers claim
By: Sydney Smith
February 10, 2014 11:28 AM EST
David Bar Katz is suing the National Enquirer over its Feb. 17 cover story claiming he and Philip Seymour Hoffman were lovers and that he saw the actor taking cocaine and heroin. Katz, a playwright and friend of Hoffman,...
Fake Quote Alert! Pope Francis Didn't Say 'No literal Hell' or Adam & Eve, 'A Fable'
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Fake Quote Alert! Pope Francis Didn't Say 'No literal Hell' or Adam & Eve, 'A Fable'
By: Sydney Smith
January 10, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Pope Francis did not say that the Roman Catholic Church "no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer." He also didn't say Adam and Eve were a "fable" and that hell was a "literary...
Lara Logan, Producer On Leave after 60 Minutes Benghazi Report Review
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Lara Logan, Producer On Leave after 60 Minutes Benghazi Report Review
By: Sydney Smith
November 26, 2013 07:40 PM EST
CBS News has taken disciplinary action in responding to airing a false story about the 2011 Benghazi attack. Lara Logan and her producer Max McClellan are now on a "leave of absence" because of Logan's...
Monster Tortoise a Hoax: Fake, Photo from a 2006 Japanese Movie
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Monster Tortoise a Hoax: Fake, Photo from a 2006 Japanese Movie
By: Sydney Smith
November 23, 2013 10:35 PM EST
A fake photo and story claiming that an 800-pound tortoise was discovered in the Amazon River has been making the Internet rounds. However, the image of the huge tortoise being used as evidence of the discovery is actually...
90s TV 'Full House' Sequel Fake, Yahoo News Fact Check Fail
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90s TV 'Full House' Sequel Fake, Yahoo News Fact Check Fail
By: Sydney Smith
November 06, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Yahoo News and others were hoaxed by a fake report that the cast of 90s TV show "Full House" would re-unite for a sequel series. According to NBC's Today show, the outlets were tricked by a...
Chinese Reporter Admits Faking Stories for Bribes, Arrested for Damaging Company's Reputation
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Chinese Reporter Admits Faking Stories for Bribes, Arrested for Damaging Company's Reputation
By: Sydney Smith
October 30, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Unlike in the United States, allegations of defaming a company can land you in jail in China. Chinese journalist Chen Yongzhou admitted that he made up stories about the"state-run" company, Zoomlion, in...
2 Fake Quotes in Suzanne Somers' Health Care Article, WSJ Corrects
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2 Fake Quotes in Suzanne Somers' Health Care Article, WSJ Corrects
By: Sydney Smith
October 29, 2013 05:00 PM EST
Actress Suzanne Somers wrote an article about health care for the Wall Street Journal.  But, the article, "The Affordable Care Act is a Socialist Ponzi Scheme," included two fake quotes, and the Journal has...
UK Telegraph Admits Quoting from Fake Twitter Account for Libyan PM After iMediaEthics Inquiry
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UK Telegraph Admits Quoting from Fake Twitter Account for Libyan PM After iMediaEthics Inquiry
By: Sydney Smith
October 25, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The UK Telegraph has admitted to publishing a tweet from a fake Twitter account for Libyan Prime MInister Ali Zidan, after iMediaEthics' inquiry. Zidan doesn't have his own Twitter account, but someone is...
Libyan PM Ali Zidan Doesn't Have Twitter, News Outlets Fell for Fake Tweets
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Libyan PM Ali Zidan Doesn't Have Twitter, News Outlets Fell for Fake Tweets
By: Sydney Smith
October 13, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Several news outlets, including the Daily Mail, Reuters and the Guardian, were hoaxed by a fake Twitter account purporting to be that of Libyan prime minister Ali Zidan, who was briefly kidnapped this week. The prime...
Obama to Personally Fund Muslim Museum? Fox News Hoaxed by Shutdown Satire, Will Correct on Saturday
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Obama to Personally Fund Muslim Museum? Fox News Hoaxed by Shutdown Satire, Will Correct on Saturday
By: Sydney Smith
October 08, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Fox News was hoaxed by a satire story claiming President Barack Obama was going to "pay out his own pocket for the Museum of Muslim Culture."  That was "juxtaposed perfectly against a story of veterans...
Turkish Newspaper Yeni Safak Faked at least 3 Noam Chomsky Quotes
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Turkish Newspaper Yeni Safak Faked at least 3 Noam Chomsky Quotes
By: Sydney Smith
September 07, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak published a partially faked interview with linguist Noam Chomsky August 27, the Wall Street Journal reported. While Chomsky did conduct an e-mail interview with the paper in mid-August, Yeni...
NYT's Maureen Dowd Misquotes in NYC Mayor Race Story, Apologizes to de Blasio, Quinn campaigns
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NYT's Maureen Dowd Misquotes in NYC Mayor Race Story, Apologizes to de Blasio, Quinn campaigns
By: Sydney Smith
August 23, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times' Maureen Dowd misquoted Chirlane McCray, the wife of New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. The quote referred to one of de Blasio's mayoral rivals, Christine Quinn,...
Former New York Yankees Player didn't Admit Steroid Use, ESPN Radio Hoaxed by Fake Interview
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Former New York Yankees Player didn't Admit Steroid Use, ESPN Radio Hoaxed by Fake Interview
By: Sydney Smith
August 15, 2013 11:00 AM EST
ESPN Radio 104.5 in Albany, N.Y. was hoaxed by a man posing as former New York Yankees baseball player Shane Spencer.  According to NJ.com, the hoaxer called into the radio station and admitted to using steroids. ...
Bangkok Post Retracts Front-page Story, Faked Quotes from Former Prime Minister
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Bangkok Post Retracts Front-page Story, Faked Quotes from Former Prime Minister
By: Sydney Smith
August 12, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Something fishy happened over at the Bangkok Post last week. The Thailand newspaper apparently published a fake story about the country's former prime minister Anand Panyarachun, according to an August...
Hong Kong Journalist Quits, Says South China Morning Post Tampered with Her Quotes
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Hong Kong Journalist Quits, Says South China Morning Post Tampered with Her Quotes
By: Sydney Smith
July 24, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Hong Kong journalist Liu Yi quit the South China Morning Post alleging the newspaper changed quotes from an interview, The Guardian's Roy Greenslade reported.  Liu says the newspaper added in comments to suggest her...
'Howie Felterbush'? USA Today Deletes Zimmerman Reactions by Source with Fake Name
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'Howie Felterbush'? USA Today Deletes Zimmerman Reactions by Source with Fake Name
By: Sydney Smith
July 15, 2013 07:58 PM EST
USA Today was apparently hoaxed by a source giving a fake name "Howie Felterbush" for a story about the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. Zimmerman was found not guilty of manslaughter or second degree murder...
WSJ Hoaxed by Fake Twitter Account for Joan Didion
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WSJ Hoaxed by Fake Twitter Account for Joan Didion
By: Sydney Smith
July 15, 2013 06:00 AM EST
The Wall Street Journal was hoaxed by a fake Twitter account for author Joan Didion, Gawker reported. The Journal's July 11 story, "Joan Didion Tweets about Quitting Twitter" reported that the author said...
Canada's La Presse Hoaxed by Fake Bill Murray Twitter
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Canada's La Presse Hoaxed by Fake Bill Murray Twitter
By: Sydney Smith
July 01, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Montreal newspaper La Presse was hoaxed by a fake Twitter account for actor Bill Murray. In a June 23 post, La Presse quoted from the alleged account in its "quote of the week section."  But the real...
Food Writer Didn't Have Coma from Eating Biscuits, UK Mirror Hoaxed, Stole Story from Satire Site
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Food Writer Didn't Have Coma from Eating Biscuits, UK Mirror Hoaxed, Stole Story from Satire Site
By: Sydney Smith
June 26, 2013 04:00 AM EST
The Daily Mirror was hoaxed by a fake story about a man lapsing into a coma after eating 413 biscuits, Arkansas Matters reported.  Not only did the Mirror publish a story about the satire coma tale, but the the...
Turkish Newspaper Fakes Interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour
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Turkish Newspaper Fakes Interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour
By: Sydney Smith
June 20, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Turkish newspaper Takvim intentionally published a phony interview with CNN chief international correspondent and anchor  Christiane Amanpour. The fake interview quoted Amanpour as saying that "Everything is...
White Sox Manager Didn't Say That! Fort Worth Star-Telegram Prints Fake Quote on Graduations
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White Sox Manager Didn't Say That! Fort Worth Star-Telegram Prints Fake Quote on Graduations
By: Sydney Smith
June 16, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram was hoaxed by a satirical website into publishing a fake quote. The Texas newspaper had published the fake quote in a June 11 editorial on controversial graduation speeches. It has since...
The Inquisitr, Daily Mail Admit Roger Moore Quotes Fake
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The Inquisitr, Daily Mail Admit Roger Moore Quotes Fake
By: Sydney Smith
May 31, 2013 05:00 AM EST
News site The Inquisitr joined the Daily Mail in publishing a retraction to admit that it published quotes from a fake interview with former James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore. As iMediaEthics wrote back in January, the UK...
Did Egyptian Newspaper Publish Fake Interview with Hosni Mubarak? Lawyer Says 'Whole Interview is a Lie'
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Did Egyptian Newspaper Publish Fake Interview with Hosni Mubarak? Lawyer Says 'Whole Interview is a Lie'
By: Sydney Smith
May 13, 2013 11:40 AM EST
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's lawyer accused newspaper al-Watan of publishing a fake interview with Mubarak. Al-Watan reporter Mohammad Al Shaikh claims he talked to Mubarak recently, and that Mubarak...
MSNBC Cuts & Pastes Biden's words about Benghazi, and makes them about Gun control, Says sorry afterwards
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MSNBC Cuts & Pastes Biden's words about Benghazi, and makes them about Gun control, Says sorry afterwards
By: Sydney Smith
May 07, 2013 06:00 AM EST
A "producer error" led MSNBC to quote Vice President Joe Biden out of context from one event (about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya) and apply it to another segment with a completely different meaning,...
UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Needs 'Big Lesson in Humility,' Sports Blogger Retracts Criticism
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UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Needs 'Big Lesson in Humility,' Sports Blogger Retracts Criticism
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Chattanoogan.com blogger and veteran sports broadcaster Randy Smith retracted his April 10 blogpost, apologized for quoting Geno Auriemma, head coach of University of Connecticut women's basketball team The Huskies, out...
Mercury News Hoaxed by Joke Obama Air Force One Tweet, Says Story 'Clearly Did Not Meet Our Normal Standards'
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Mercury News Hoaxed by Joke Obama Air Force One Tweet, Says Story 'Clearly Did Not Meet Our Normal Standards'
By: Sydney Smith
March 29, 2013 06:00 AM EST
San Jose, California daily newspaper The Mercury News fessed up this week to being hoaxed by a joke tweet claiming that President Barack Obama was going to lend a soccer player Air Force One. The errors began when...
Reporter 'Created Names, Years and Majors' for Fake Sources, Univ. of Alabama Student Newspaper Unpublishes 12 Stories
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Reporter 'Created Names, Years and Majors' for Fake Sources, Univ. of Alabama Student Newspaper Unpublishes 12 Stories
By: Sydney Smith
March 22, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Neanderthal Clone Baby Story Disappears on UK Metro, Unpublishing suspected
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Neanderthal Clone Baby Story Disappears on UK Metro, Unpublishing suspected
By: Sydney Smith
March 20, 2013 06:00 AM EST
The UK Metro has unpublished a Jan. 21 article containing a fake quote about the possibility of a Neanderthal clone...
Fake Neanderthal Clone Baby Story Still Out There? When will Media Admit Error
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Fake Neanderthal Clone Baby Story Still Out There? When will Media Admit Error
By: Sydney Smith
March 13, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Fox News has owned up and disclosed to readers that it included bad information in a Jan. 21 post about Harvard University geneticist George Church, but a few media outlets still have fake quotes published on their...
Was Daily Mail Hoaxed by Fake Bashid Mclean Twitter Account?
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Was Daily Mail Hoaxed by Fake Bashid Mclean Twitter Account?
By: Sydney Smith
March 05, 2013 12:45 PM EST
Was the UK Daily Mail hoaxed by a fake Twitter account purporting to be Bashid Mclean, the New York man who is accused of murdering and dismembering his mother, Tanya Byrd? In a story about a photo Mclean reportedly...
Fake Interview with Argentine Foreign Minister Published by Falkland Islands' Only Newspaper
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Fake Interview with Argentine Foreign Minister Published by Falkland Islands' Only Newspaper
By: Sydney Smith
February 24, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Falkland Islands newspaper the Penguin News made up an interview with Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, the Knight Center for Journalism in Americas reported. The made-up interview was published in the...
 Sorry For $20K Payment to Jonah Lehrer says Knight Foundation
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Sorry For $20K Payment to Jonah Lehrer says Knight Foundation
By: Sydney Smith
February 15, 2013 07:00 AM EST
The Knight Foundation paid $20,000 for Jonah Lehrer to speak about his plagiarism and fabrication scandal earlier this week. As iMediaEthics has written, last summer Lehrer resigned from the New Yorker and was fired from...
'It's just amazing' CNN thought I faked being mayor' says Big Bear Lake Mayor about Chris Dorner coverage
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'It's just amazing' CNN thought I faked being mayor' says Big Bear Lake Mayor about Chris Dorner coverage
By: Sydney Smith
February 13, 2013 09:30 PM EST
Mayor Jay Obernolte was interviewed by CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night about the search for former Los Angeles police office Chris Dorner. But, after that interview, CNN's live blog said that the network...
Wait! CNN Not Hoaxed? Chris Dorner Coverage Gone Wrong AGAIN?
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Wait! CNN Not Hoaxed? Chris Dorner Coverage Gone Wrong AGAIN?
By: Sydney Smith
February 13, 2013 02:00 PM EST
Yesterday, CNN deleted information from its live blog on the search for former police officer Chris Dorner and said that it found out the interview had been with someone posing as the mayor of Big Bear Lake, Jay Obernolte,...
CNN hoaxed by FAKE mayor, Chris Dorner Coverage Gone Wrong
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CNN hoaxed by FAKE mayor, Chris Dorner Coverage Gone Wrong
By: Sydney Smith
February 12, 2013 09:25 PM EST
CNN was hoaxed by someone posing as Big Bear Lake Mayor Jay Obernolte, according to a note on its live blog coverage of the police manhunt for Christopher Dorner in the San Bernardino Mountains. Dorner is the former...
Washington Post Misquoted Satire Story, Not Just Duped, Says Daily Currant
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Washington Post Misquoted Satire Story, Not Just Duped, Says Daily Currant
By: Sydney Smith
February 12, 2013 06:00 PM EST
iMediaEthics wrote earlier today about the Washington Post's correction after being duped by a satire story claiming Sarah Palin would be working for Al Jazeera.  As we explained, the Post's story...
Sarah Palin Joins Al Jazeera? WashPost Duped by Satire Article
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Sarah Palin Joins Al Jazeera? WashPost Duped by Satire Article
By: Sydney Smith
February 12, 2013 11:35 AM EST
Shortly after Mediaite called the Washington Post out for being duped by a satire site, the Post scrubbed references to phony quotes and information claiming Sarah Palin was going to work for Al Jazeera...
Woman NOT Wanted to Make Neanderthal Clone Baby, Misquoted Harvard Prof George Church
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Woman NOT Wanted to Make Neanderthal Clone Baby, Misquoted Harvard Prof George Church
By: Sydney Smith
January 27, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Harvard University genetics professor George M. Church says media reports have fabricated quotes attributed to him.   The sensational quotes and reports claimed that Church was looking for a woman to serve as a...
 'More women than James Bond'? Fake Roger Moore Interview Hoax, UK Newspaper pays damages
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'More women than James Bond'? Fake Roger Moore Interview Hoax, UK Newspaper pays damages
By: Sydney Smith
January 23, 2013 10:30 AM EST
Newspaper The Sunday People apologized and announced it's paying Roger Moore "damages and legal costs" after its touted September interview with Moore turned out to be a hoax, the Press Gazette...
Australia's Media Spy Hoaxed by Phony Interview with Actor Accused of Child Sex Abuse
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Australia's Media Spy Hoaxed by Phony Interview with Actor Accused of Child Sex Abuse
By: Sydney Smith
January 13, 2013 06:55 PM EST
Greta Van Susteren: 'Shame on the Daily Beast' for Misquote
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Greta Van Susteren: 'Shame on the Daily Beast' for Misquote
By: Sydney Smith
January 08, 2013 06:00 AM EST
The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz apologized to Fox News' Greta Van Susteren after misquoting her as joking that Hillary Clinton's recent hospitalization was an "immaculate...
Playwright Jon Robin Baitz: New York Times' 'egregiously misquoted me' in remarks about David Mamet
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Playwright Jon Robin Baitz: New York Times' 'egregiously misquoted me' in remarks about David Mamet
By: Sydney Smith
January 03, 2013 08:45 PM EST
Playwright Jon Robin Baitz complained after the New York Times "egregiously misquoted" him in a front page story last month on fellow playwright David Mamet.  The misquote, which...
Hoaxes, Fake Quotes & Fake Stories:  Best of 2012
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Hoaxes, Fake Quotes & Fake Stories: Best of 2012
By: Sydney Smith
December 27, 2012 03:00 PM EST
10) CNBC hoaxed by email interview about NBA Escorts Seven months after his story claiming escort services were financially suffering because of the 2011 National Basketball Association lockout, CNBC's Darren Rovell...
NYPost Hoaxed by Fake Ryan Lanza Facebook, Huffington Post Unpublishes
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NYPost Hoaxed by Fake Ryan Lanza Facebook, Huffington Post Unpublishes
By: Sydney Smith
December 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST
The New York Post was tricked by a fake Facebook page for Ryan Lanza, the brother of the Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Dec. 16 Connecticut school massacre. Adam Lanza killed 26 adults and children at Sandy Hook...
CNN Misquotes Billionaire Saying Mitt Romney 'Level-Headed Buy'
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CNN Misquotes Billionaire Saying Mitt Romney 'Level-Headed Buy'
By: Rhonda Roland Shearer, Sydney Smith
December 05, 2012 09:45 AM EST
CNN's typo in a quote about Mitt Romney significantly changed the meaning of the comment, made by billionaire John Catsimatidis.  The "typo" is significant since the article is about "financial...
UK, Canadian News Outlets Hoaxed by Fake Celeb Sperm Service, Interview with Actor Posing as CEO
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UK, Canadian News Outlets Hoaxed by Fake Celeb Sperm Service, Interview with Actor Posing as CEO
By: Sydney Smith
October 21, 2012 08:15 PM EST
This past week, news outlets in the UK and Canada were hoaxed by a company purporting to be a "celebrity sperm donor service" and an actor posing as the company's CEO, which all turned out to be a viral...
Drudge Report links to, tweets Fake Tweet Endorsing Mitt Romney
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Drudge Report links to, tweets Fake Tweet Endorsing Mitt Romney
By: Sydney Smith
October 16, 2012 08:30 PM EST
The Drudge Report linked to a fake Twitter account purporting to be Jake Gyllenhaal, Mediaite reported. The post directed to the tweet "As a Democrat, I'll say it now, I endorse Mitt Romney For President of the...
NYT Adds Editors' Note to College Drinking Article, 6 Fake Names included in Report
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NYT Adds Editors' Note to College Drinking Article, 6 Fake Names included in Report
By: Sydney Smith
October 11, 2012 06:55 PM EST
Penn State's Daily Collegian Reviewing Student Reporter's Work after Fake Sue Paterno Interview
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Penn State's Daily Collegian Reviewing Student Reporter's Work after Fake Sue Paterno Interview
By: Sydney Smith
October 07, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Collegian, the student newspaper at Penn State University, apologized and suspended a student writer after he fabricated quotes to attribute to Sue Paterno, the wife of the late football coach Joe Paterno, for...
Iran News Agency: Sorry for Lifting Fake Story from the Onion on Obama, Ahmadinejad
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Iran News Agency: Sorry for Lifting Fake Story from the Onion on Obama, Ahmadinejad
By: Sydney Smith
October 02, 2012 06:00 AM EST
Iran's Fars News Agency lifted a fake story by The Onion and ran it as fact, CNN reported.  Fars News Agency describes itself as "Iran's leading independent news agency," but the New York Times...
Fake Angelina Jolie Twitter Account Suspended
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Fake Angelina Jolie Twitter Account Suspended
By: Sydney Smith
September 12, 2012 04:30 AM EST
iMediaEthics previously highlighted a phony Twitter account purporting to be Angelina Jolie. As we wrote this summer, Balkan media outlets were hoaxed by the account and reported the fake Jolie tweets. But, Cafe...
Lucky Magazine Accused of Fake Quote
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Lucky Magazine Accused of Fake Quote
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September 01, 2012 06:00 AM EST
"Shopping & style" Lucky magazine reader Rosemary Avance called out the magazine for running a fake quote praising a free gift she repeatedly told the magazine she never received, Jezebel reported. The fake...
Balkan Media Falls for Hoax Angelina Jolie Twitter Account
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Balkan Media Falls for Hoax Angelina Jolie Twitter Account
By: Ivo Scepanovic
August 22, 2012 04:20 PM EST
SPLIT, Croatia -- Balkan media outlets and an Olympic coach were hoaxed by a fake Twitter account purporting to be actress Angelina Jolie in which she criticized Croatian handball coach Slavko Goluza. The comments...
Do Journalists Often Fudge Quotes? Debate over Quoting Ethics
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Do Journalists Often Fudge Quotes? Debate over Quoting Ethics
By: Sydney Smith
August 08, 2012 01:00 PM EST
An interesting discussion on the ethics of quoting and paraphrasing interviews is going on among journalists and linguists in the comments section of The University of Pennsylvania's Language Log's...
Reuters Blog Unpublishes Fake Stories about Syria Posted by Hackers
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Reuters Blog Unpublishes Fake Stories about Syria Posted by Hackers
By: Sydney Smith
August 05, 2012 06:00 AM EST
Fake stories were posted to Reuters' blogs August 3 after the "blogging platform" was hacked, the Wall Street Journal reported. Reuters tweeted about the hack noting that the fake interview "was...
Jonah Lehrer's Book with Fake Quotes Recalled by UK, US Publishers
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Jonah Lehrer's Book with Fake Quotes Recalled by UK, US Publishers
By: Sydney Smith
August 03, 2012 05:15 PM EST
As we wrote earlier this week, Jonah Lehrer's book Imagine was revealed to include fake quotes attributed to Bob Dylan. Now, his book publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt "is running digital ads" recalling the...
Jonah Lehrer Resigns from New Yorker, Admits Fake Bob Dylan Quotes
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Jonah Lehrer Resigns from New Yorker, Admits Fake Bob Dylan Quotes
By: Sydney Smith
July 31, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Jonah Lehrer resigned from the New Yorker yesterday after being busted for fake Bob Dylan quotes in his book Imagine, The New York Times reported. Lehrer's journalism ethics were in the news this summer because of...
Fake NYT Bill Keller Op-Ed on WikiLeaks Circulates
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Fake NYT Bill Keller Op-Ed on WikiLeaks Circulates
By: Sydney Smith
July 29, 2012 11:50 AM EST
A fake op-ed defending WikiLeaks purporting to written by former New Yor\k Times executive editor Bill Keller is circulating. Keller tweeted July 29 about the phony op-ed, writing in all capital letters: "THERE...
The Hollywood Reporter Still has Fake NYT Public Editor Quote Published
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The Hollywood Reporter Still has Fake NYT Public Editor Quote Published
By: Sydney Smith
July 07, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Hollywood Reporter wrongly attributed comments from a parody Twitter account to The New York Times public editor. We wrote earlier this week about the parody Twitter account purporting to be Times public editor...
Yale Daily News Re-Reviewing Liane Membis' Work after HuffPost Unpublishes Story
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Yale Daily News Re-Reviewing Liane Membis' Work after HuffPost Unpublishes Story
By: Sydney Smith
July 06, 2012 06:20 PM EST
The Wall Street Journal intern who was fired last month for fabrication also "snookered" The Huffington Post, the Atlantic Wire...
NYPost Reports, Unpublishes Quote from Parody NYT Public Editor Account, Later Calls it 'Errant Tweet'
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NYPost Reports, Unpublishes Quote from Parody NYT Public Editor Account, Later Calls it 'Errant Tweet'
By: Sydney Smith
July 04, 2012 05:45 PM EST
The New York Post's Page Six quoted from a parody Twitter account posing as New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane, Poynter's Julie Moos wrote. The phony Twitter account, @timespublicedit, tweeted jokingly...
WSJ Fires Intern for Fabrication of Sources and Quotes
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WSJ Fires Intern for Fabrication of Sources and Quotes
By: Sydney Smith
June 27, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Wall Street Journal fired an intern for fabrication, according to a note on its...
Connecticut Newspaper Apologizes for Fabrication, Fires Reporter
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Connecticut Newspaper Apologizes for Fabrication, Fires Reporter
By: Sydney Smith
June 25, 2012 04:05 PM EST
Connecticut's New Canaan News fired reporter Paresh Jha for making up "quotations and sources" and apologized for the "gross violation of our standards."  New Canaan News is a weekly newspaper...
Evening Standard, Daily Mail Sued for Libel, Journalist Defends against Fake Quote Claims
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Evening Standard, Daily Mail Sued for Libel, Journalist Defends against Fake Quote Claims
By: Sydney Smith
June 22, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Evening Standard and Daily Mail are being sued for libel by Sussex University PhD student Luke Cooper over 2010 reports that suggested "Cooper was a ringleader, and planned with others in advance to hijack a...
French Mag Retracts, Apologizes for Misquoting Megan Fox, Sites including NYDaily News Reported Wrong Quote
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French Mag Retracts, Apologizes for Misquoting Megan Fox, Sites including NYDaily News Reported Wrong Quote
By: Sydney Smith
June 03, 2012 06:15 PM EST
A French magazine has apologized for misquoting actress Megan Fox, Gossip Cop reported. The magazine, Jalouse, reported for an April story that Fox said, "I live well with my image. I cannot complain. I would not...
Malaysian Newspaper Apologizes, Retracts Story Reporting Wrong Quote, Politician May Sue for Libel
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Malaysian Newspaper Apologizes, Retracts Story Reporting Wrong Quote, Politician May Sue for Libel
By: Sydney Smith
May 04, 2012 04:00 AM EST
Malaysian newspaper The New Straits Times issued a substantial retraction and apology May 3 for a May 2 article headlined "Observer Under Scrutiny: Impartiality Questioned: Anti-Islam Australian lawmaker comes...
News Outlets Report Satire Quote about China Censoring Titanic Nude Scenes as Fact
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News Outlets Report Satire Quote about China Censoring Titanic Nude Scenes as Fact
By: Sydney Smith
April 28, 2012 03:05 PM EST
Houston Chronicle, CNN, US Weekly Publish Trayvon Martin Tweets from Fake Will Ferrell Account
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Houston Chronicle, CNN, US Weekly Publish Trayvon Martin Tweets from Fake Will Ferrell Account
By: Sydney Smith
March 27, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Pittsburgh TV Station Hoaxed by 'Spoof' Football Story, Corrects on Air
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Pittsburgh TV Station Hoaxed by 'Spoof' Football Story, Corrects on Air
By: Sydney Smith
March 09, 2012 03:05 PM EST
Pittsburgh TV news WPXI aired information from a "spoof report" about the football player Hines Ward, Media Bistro's TV Spy...
Voice of America Apologizes for Fake Interview with Russian Blogger
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Voice of America Apologizes for Fake Interview with Russian Blogger
By: Sydney Smith
February 21, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Voice of America apologized Feb. 2 for running a fake interview with "well-known Russian opposition blogger Alexi Navalny," according to a note from Voice of America director David Ensor. The Voice of Russia...
Beyonce's Rep Says Interview in UK's Star Magazine Fake
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Beyonce's Rep Says Interview in UK's Star Magazine Fake
By: Sydney Smith
January 19, 2012 02:50 PM EST
UK magazine Star published a "world exclusive" interview with Beyonce Jan. 17, but Beyonce's representatives are calling it a "fake," the BBC reported. "Beyonce has not done any interviews. This...
Pop Singer Charlotte Church Sues The People for Libel after Fake Quotes, Story
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Pop Singer Charlotte Church Sues The People for Libel after Fake Quotes, Story
By: Sydney Smith
January 16, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Pop singer Charlotte Church filed a libel lawsuit against UK newspaper The People over a November 6, 2011 story , The Guardian's Roy Greenslade reported. The People is a Trinity Mirror-owned weekly newspaper with a...
Univ. of Oregon Explains how Fake Quotes were Published on Website
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Univ. of Oregon Explains how Fake Quotes were Published on Website
By: Sydney Smith
January 11, 2012 04:50 PM EST
In December, ESPN unpublished quotes attributed to University of Oregon men's basketball coach Dana Altman after it turned out the quotes were fake.  We wrote about the unpublishing and the fake quotes in early...
Ad Age Denies Making Rihanna Poll, HuffPost Unpublishes Story
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Ad Age Denies Making Rihanna Poll, HuffPost Unpublishes Story
By: Sydney Smith
January 05, 2012 01:40 PM EST
Ad Age claims the Daily Mail's Dec. 28 report about an Ad Age poll is wrong because Ad Age never created the poll at the center of the Daily Mail's report.   According to Ad Age's Dec. 30 story "We...
ESPN Unpublishes Blog Post with Fake Quotes from Oregon Ducks Coach
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ESPN Unpublishes Blog Post with Fake Quotes from Oregon Ducks Coach
By: Sydney Smith
January 04, 2012 01:55 PM EST
ESPN's Eamonn Brennan reported Dec. 19 that he had cited quotes that turned out to be fake.  Brennan also unpublished his original post with the fake quotes. According to Brennan, in an earlier story from the...
The Guardian Clarifies Quote Attributed to Rod Liddle
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The Guardian Clarifies Quote Attributed to Rod Liddle
By: Sydney Smith
December 01, 2011 12:20 PM EST
The UK Guardian published a footnote to a quoted description in its Nov. 21 "Pass Notes" section clarifying information attributed to the Spectator's Rod Liddle, according to Liddle.  Liddle noted that he...
AP Reports, Retracts Quotes from Fake Christopher Walken
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AP Reports, Retracts Quotes from Fake Christopher Walken
By: Sydney Smith
November 20, 2011 05:05 PM EST
The Associated Press reported that it had corrected its Nov. 18 story that reported quotes attributed to Christopher Walken. Walken's comments addressed the death of actress Natalie Wood. "Walken was sharing a yacht with...
Interview Fail at Baton Rouge Newspaper?
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Interview Fail at Baton Rouge Newspaper?
By: Sydney Smith
November 09, 2011 05:05 PM EST
Baton Rouge, Louisiana newspaper The Advocate recently apologized for wrongly attributing quotes to a local high school football coach. But the kicker is that The Advocate doesn't know who its reporter got the quotes from,...
Newsweek/Daily Beast Retracts Fake Pelosi Quotes
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Newsweek/Daily Beast Retracts Fake Pelosi Quotes
By: Sydney Smith
October 08, 2011 06:00 PM EST
Newsweek/The Daily Beast has apologized for attributing a fake quote to Nancy Pelosi, Talking Points Memo reported. Newsweek's Howard Kurtz had reported Oct.2  that Pelosi stated "I think you need to talk...
Pakistan Misquote on the Media?
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Pakistan Misquote on the Media?
By: Sydney Smith
October 07, 2011 09:05 AM EST
The Pakistan Observer published a clarification disclosing that an Interservice Public Relations spokesperson "contradicted" the newspaper's story and claimed the story featured "factually incorrect and...
Daily Mail Published Amanda Knox Story with Wrong Verdict, Fake Quotes??
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Daily Mail Published Amanda Knox Story with Wrong Verdict, Fake Quotes??
By: Sydney Smith
October 04, 2011 08:35 AM EST
UK Press Complaints Council: New Statesman's Blogs on Sarah Palin & Louise Mensch Inaccurate
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UK Press Complaints Council: New Statesman's Blogs on Sarah Palin & Louise Mensch Inaccurate
By: Sydney Smith
September 20, 2011 04:25 PM EST
Johann Hari Admits Plagiarism, Will Take 4 Unpaid Months off from UK Independent & Have Journalism Training
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Johann Hari Admits Plagiarism, Will Take 4 Unpaid Months off from UK Independent & Have Journalism Training
By: Sydney Smith
September 15, 2011 10:15 AM EST
Nearly three months after bloggers first called out the Independent's Johann Hari for plagiarism, he has admitted to the charges, the Independent reported. As StinkyJournalism has written, Hari was accused in a...
Edited video of Michele Bachmann Misquotes her
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Edited video of Michele Bachmann Misquotes her
By: Sydney Smith
September 01, 2011 07:35 PM EST
Blogger Behind Fake Quotes Attributed to NYT Columnist Paul Krugman
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Blogger Behind Fake Quotes Attributed to NYT Columnist Paul Krugman
By: Sydney Smith
August 26, 2011 04:25 PM EST
Toronto Star Apologizes after Fake Quote from Canucks GM in Rick Rypien Death Story
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Toronto Star Apologizes after Fake Quote from Canucks GM in Rick Rypien Death Story
By: Sydney Smith
August 22, 2011 07:22 AM EST
Ed Schultz Apologizes for Rick Perry "Black Cloud" Quote
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Ed Schultz Apologizes for Rick Perry "Black Cloud" Quote
By: Sydney Smith
August 19, 2011 08:20 AM EST
Entertainment Weekly Admits Fake Quotes, Actress Criticizes Los Angeles Times for Calling her 'Snobby Cow'
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Entertainment Weekly Admits Fake Quotes, Actress Criticizes Los Angeles Times for Calling her 'Snobby Cow'
By: Sydney Smith
July 23, 2011 02:30 PM EST
Deseret News Hoaxed by Baptist Gay Marriage Fake Story
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Deseret News Hoaxed by Baptist Gay Marriage Fake Story
By: Sydney Smith
July 16, 2011 08:06 AM EST
Esquire Sued for $285 Million+ Over Parody
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Esquire Sued for $285 Million+ Over Parody
By: Sydney Smith
July 01, 2011 09:25 AM EST
Why Johann Hari's Lifting Quotes from Books, Other News Outlets is Problem
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Why Johann Hari's Lifting Quotes from Books, Other News Outlets is Problem
By: Sydney Smith
June 30, 2011 12:56 AM EST
2nd Fake Lesbian Blogger Encouraged 'Gay Girl in Damascus'
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2nd Fake Lesbian Blogger Encouraged 'Gay Girl in Damascus'
By: Sydney Smith
June 18, 2011 12:31 AM EST
Denver Post's Woody Paige Admits 'Lifting Quotes'
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Denver Post's Woody Paige Admits 'Lifting Quotes'
By: Sydney Smith
June 11, 2011 08:15 PM EST
The Denver Post's Woody Paige apologized for "lifting quotes without attribution" in an article on ESPN, Regret the Error reported. Paige reportedly took three quotes from SportsBusiness Journal's John Ourand's...
Daily Mail Apologizes for Wrongly Attributing Baby Die Quote to Doctor
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Daily Mail Apologizes for "Wrongly Attributing" Baby Die Quote to Doctor
By: Sydney Smith
June 01, 2011 03:30 PM EST
Sports Writers Apologize for Fake News from Fake Interview with Dan Snyder
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Sports Writers Apologize for Fake News from Fake Interview with Dan Snyder
By: Sydney Smith
May 25, 2011 03:00 PM EST
Birther Book Publisher Threatens Suit over Esquire Parody
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Birther Book Publisher Threatens Suit over Esquire Parody
By: Sydney Smith
May 19, 2011 01:22 PM EST
Journalist who Faked Celeb Interviews Paid to be in Documentary about His Fabrication
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Journalist who Faked Celeb Interviews Paid to be in Documentary about His Fabrication
By: Sydney Smith
May 12, 2011 12:57 AM EST
Watch Out For Fake Quotes!
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Watch Out For Fake Quotes!
By: Sydney Smith
May 05, 2011 08:30 AM EST
Bill Keller's NYT Column Criticized for Errors, Misrepresenting Quotes
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Bill Keller's NYT Column Criticized for Errors, Misrepresenting Quotes
By: Sydney Smith
April 02, 2011 11:10 PM EST
ITV News censured by UK regulator for taking police officer quote out of context
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ITV News censured by UK regulator for taking police officer quote out of context
By: Sydney Smith
February 24, 2011 07:35 AM EST
Indian Actress: Magazine Faked Exclusive Interview With Me
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Indian Actress: Magazine Faked Exclusive Interview With Me
By: Sydney Smith
February 19, 2011 01:40 PM EST
Palin Calls for Retraction, Apology from TIME
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Palin Calls for Retraction, Apology from TIME
By: Sydney Smith
February 17, 2011 12:55 PM EST
Village Voice Writer Fabricated Sources, Fired from NYDaily News
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Village Voice Writer Fabricated Sources, Fired from NYDaily News
By: Sydney Smith
January 08, 2011 05:54 AM EST
WaPo Misquotes,  'The Wire' Creator Not Optimistic About USA
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WaPo Misquotes, 'The Wire' Creator Not Optimistic About USA
By: Sydney Smith
December 03, 2010 08:40 AM EST
Tucker Carlson Hoaxed Philadelphia Daily News in Fake Keith Olbermann Interview
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Tucker Carlson Hoaxed Philadelphia Daily News in Fake Keith Olbermann Interview
By: Sydney Smith
November 11, 2010 04:20 AM EST
UK Newspaper Fell for Fake Interview about Porn Star Teacher
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UK Newspaper Fell for Fake Interview about Porn Star Teacher
By: Sydney Smith
November 08, 2010 11:00 AM EST
Legal vs Ethical Smackdown? Journalists Find Quote Changing 'Grossly Unethical'
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Legal vs Ethical Smackdown? Journalists Find Quote Changing 'Grossly Unethical'
By: Sydney Smith
October 17, 2010 07:59 AM EST
Lily Allen Wins Damages, Apology from Magazine for Fake Quotes
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Lily Allen Wins Damages, Apology from Magazine for Fake Quotes
By: Sydney Smith
October 12, 2010 07:21 AM EST
Tunisian Bloggers Spot Fake Photo from Le Temps, Assabah newspapers
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Tunisian Bloggers Spot Fake Photo from Le Temps, Assabah newspapers
By: Sydney Smith
September 14, 2010 05:01 AM EST
New York Times' Reports on Blumenthal Questioned by Media Outlets
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New York Times' Reports on Blumenthal Questioned by Media Outlets
By: Sydney Smith
May 27, 2010 08:30 AM EST
Fox News promoted Palin's new show with old LL Cool J interview
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Fox News promoted Palin's new show with old LL Cool J interview
By: Sydney Smith
April 05, 2010 08:02 AM EST
German 'LifeStyle' mag apologizes for Fake Beyonce Interview
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German 'LifeStyle' mag apologizes for Fake Beyonce Interview
By: Sydney Smith
March 24, 2010 07:32 AM EST
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Scientist says UK Sunday Times Fabricated Blonde Science Quotes
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Scientist says UK Sunday Times Fabricated Blonde Science Quotes
By: Molika Ashford
February 03, 2010 05:25 AM EST
The Scalia Misquote: Corrections, And How Bloggers and MSM Differ When It Comes To Trust
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The Scalia Misquote: Corrections, And How Bloggers and MSM Differ When It Comes To Trust
By: Molika Ashford
November 03, 2009 12:04 AM EST
Joe Romm, Climate Progress Blog, Criticised for Quote Feeding: He defends, It's "exceedingly common" among journalists
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Joe Romm, Climate Progress Blog, Criticised for Quote Feeding: He defends, It's "exceedingly common" among journalists
By: Molika Ashford
October 24, 2009 05:52 AM EST
 Washingtonian's Doctored Obama Pic Called "Unethical"
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Washingtonian's Doctored Obama Pic Called "Unethical"
By: Danielle Mastropiero
April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST
ABC News "Editing Error" Misquotes Obama
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ABC News "Editing Error" Misquotes Obama
By: Rhonda Roland Shearer
April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST
NY Daily News Reporter leaves out real purpose of Court Appearence because it's not News
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NY Daily News Reporter leaves out real purpose of Court Appearence because it's not News
By: Danielle Mastropiero
March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST
Politico Gets It Wrong Again
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Politico Gets It Wrong Again
By: Danielle Elliot
February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST
Russia Today Uses Clips from Titanic :
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By: Danielle Elliot
January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST
BBC Misquotes Famous Author :
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By: Danielle Elliot
January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST
UK Cosmo Apologizes for Fake Celeb Interview
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UK Cosmo Apologizes for Fake Celeb Interview
By: Danielle Elliot
December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST
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