Monday, April 25, 2011

Onion Parody Featured as fact in New York Times Article

Apparently, the New York Times referenced a magazine with President Obama on the cover as fact that the Onion released as a parody. The New York Times issued a correction on Sunday to the error. Yahoo News picked up on the story and featured it in its scroller today. The Yahoo article also references James O'Keefe, who we discussed in class. Here is the full article from Yahoo News (it's pretty short): http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110425/ts_yblog_thecutline/new-york-times-falls-for-onion-spoof

A nice example of where parody/comedy mixes with real journalism.

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