Sunday, April 17, 2005

So This Baby Seal Walks Into a Club

This time, though, it's the Boston Globe that walked into the club, and one of their own reporters was wielding it. Reuters reported Friday about a poignant story in the Globe depicting the gruesome circumstances of a baby seal hunt. Unfortunately for the Globe, the hunt, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed due to bad weather. Globe reporter Barbara Stewart's story ran on Wednesday anyway, describing the water running red with blood. The fake story provoked a complaint from the Canadian government.

The really sad part is that so few people are surprised by fake news stories anymore. While the mainstream media complains about talk radio and bloggers being inaccurate, they're running stories about vicious baby seal hunts that haven't happened.

Via The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.