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Video Hoax: F-Bombing By Fox News Reporter Not Real
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Video Hoax: F-Bombing By Fox News Reporter Not Real
By: Sydney Smith
January 11, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The viral video of a reporter saying he wanted to "f***" a missing woman is fake. The YouTube video, posted on account "caindabomb," has more than 1 million views. The video is titled "Reporter...
Was Sopranos' Lillo Freed from Prison for 'Burglary' or 'Robbery?' NY Post Confused Charges
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Was Sopranos' Lillo Freed from Prison for 'Burglary' or 'Robbery?' NY Post Confused Charges
By: Rhonda Roland Shearer
January 01, 2014 12:27 PM EST
A caption error about Sopranos 'actor Lillo Brancato being released from prison created a factual contradiction in the print version of the New York Post's news story yesterday.   The Post story reported...
Steve Martin calls out Salon, TMZ, Twitchy for Misquoting Him
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Steve Martin calls out Salon, TMZ, Twitchy for Misquoting Him
By: Sydney Smith
December 28, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Even though actor and comedian Steve Martin apologized on his website for one of his tweets that were called racist, he also used his statement to call out media outlets that wrongly quoted his tweet. Martin's...
Why is Dina Merrill's 'Murder' on The NY Post Front Page? She's NOT Dead
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Why is Dina Merrill's 'Murder' on The NY Post Front Page? She's NOT Dead
By: Rhonda Roland Shearer
December 27, 2013 11:15 AM EST
Twitter hoaxes abound, making false claims that certain celebrities are dead. Today's New York Post front page is out of the same harmful playbook when it misleads readers into believing, with a headline and photo of...
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Actress NOT Prostitute, Gets Libel Settlement
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Actress NOT Prostitute, Gets Libel Settlement
By: Sydney Smith
December 19, 2013 05:00 AM EST
U.S. newspaper The China Free Press paid an undisclosed libel settlement to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" actress Zhang Ziyi, according to UPI. The Free Press's founder, Weican Null Meng, had published...
7 News Outlets Hoaxed by Fake Paul Walker Social Media Posts
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7 News Outlets Hoaxed by Fake Paul Walker Social Media Posts
By: Sydney Smith
December 06, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Fast & Furious star Paul Walker was killed in a car crash last weekend. Since his death, at least two hoax social media accounts have tricked the media - one posing as Walker's co-star Vin Diesel and one as...
People.com Uses Wrong Photo with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Story
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People.com Uses Wrong Photo with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Story
By: Sydney Smith
December 04, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Whoops! People.com used the wrong photo with a story on the Bravo show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The entertainment news story was headlined...
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...
Ryan Reynolds Says Plane Puke Story 'Utterly Made-up,' 16 News Outlets Punked?
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Ryan Reynolds Says Plane Puke Story 'Utterly Made-up,' 16 News Outlets Punked?
By: Sydney Smith
November 21, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Actor Ryan Reynolds denied an anonymously sourced report that a fellow Delta Airlines passenger threw up on him while on a flight to New Orleans with Blake Lively. The story originated from Radar Online, which quoted two...
Alec Baldwin Says MSNBC Show May End After Anti-Gay Slur
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Alec Baldwin Says MSNBC Show May End After Anti-Gay Slur
By: Sydney Smith
November 15, 2013 08:12 PM EST
MSNBC suspended Alec Baldwin after his comments yesterday to a New York Post photographer apparently taking pictures of Baldwin, his wife and their child. Saturday morning Baldwin posted a column on Huffington Post that...
The Hollywood Reporter Got German Chancellor's Name Wrong, Called Angela Merkel, Andrea, in SNL Story
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The Hollywood Reporter Got German Chancellor's Name Wrong, Called Angela Merkel, Andrea, in SNL Story
By: Sydney Smith
November 08, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Gawker reported that The Hollywood Reporter got the name of Germany's chancellor wrong by calling her Andrea Merkel, when her name is Angela in a report on the past week's Saturday Night Live. Gawker pointed out...
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...
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Didn't Buy Pricey San Francisco Home, HuffPost Deletes Story
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Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Didn't Buy Pricey San Francisco Home, HuffPost Deletes Story
By: Sydney Smith
September 23, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer busted the Huffington Post for phony reporting on her, Poynter reported. According to an editor's note on HuffPost's website, it had said Mayer and her husband Zach Bogue...
UK Independent Hoaxed by Miley Cyrus Onion Story
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UK Independent Hoaxed by Miley Cyrus Onion Story
By: Sydney Smith
August 28, 2013 12:45 AM EST
The UK Independent' was hoaxed by the Onion's story about Miley Cyrus's performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and the ensuing media reaction, Press Gazette reported. The Onion published an August 26...
Aaron Sorkin: Mother Jones' Headline Writer 'Lied,' Huffington Post Doesn't 'Suck'
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Aaron Sorkin: Mother Jones' Headline Writer 'Lied,' Huffington Post Doesn't 'Suck'
By: Sydney Smith
August 24, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Director and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin criticized the Mother Jones website for having "lied" in a headline saying that he thinks the Huffington Post "sucks," Politico reported. The original...
How Will Kate Middleton Lose Baby Weight? OK! apologizes (sort of) for wondering
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How Will Kate Middleton Lose Baby Weight? OK! apologizes (sort of) for wondering
By: Sydney Smith
August 04, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Readers and UK politician Jo Swinson complained after UK celebrity and entertainment magazine OK! published a front-page story all about Kate Middleton's "post-baby weight loss regime."  The cover of...
Beyonce's Dad Sues the Sun, Claims Interview 'False,' Broken Promise to be Paid
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Beyonce's Dad Sues the Sun, Claims Interview 'False,' Broken Promise to be Paid
By: Sydney Smith
July 23, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles filed a libel lawsuit against the UK Sun for its reporting earlier this year that the singer "cut him out of her life," the Guardian reported.  Lawyers for Knowles...
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...
Models Posed as Authors before Suicide, Vice Unpublishes Pictures
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Models Posed as Authors before Suicide, Vice Unpublishes Pictures
By: Sydney Smith
June 24, 2013 05:00 AM EST
In response to massive criticism and outrage, Vice magazine unpublished and apologized for a photo "fashion spread" titled "Last Words" of people posing as authors before committing suicide. For example,...
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