Posts Tagged ‘fake’
BBC News online is reporting that two Bangladeshi newspapers have had to apologize after running an article taken from The Onion (a satirical US “news” website) claiming that the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing was faked.
Apparently, the two newspapers, The Daily Manab Zamin and the New Nation were unaware that The Onion is not a genuine news website. The Daily Manab Zamin ran the story first, and it was later picked up by the New Nation.
Bless their hearts. I’m sure we’ve all either been in their shoes, or known someone who has. The Onion has a knack for creating “news” stories that often sound very plausible.