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Boston Herald Prints My Fake News as Real News

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On Sunday, HuffPo published my story, Cheney Challenges Hillary to Hunting Contest.

The Boston Herald, apparently believing the story to be true, published it as a straight news story. Read the account of it here.

The Herald, realizing that it's bad to publish fake news as real news, published this highly understated correction (after pulling the story off their website):

An article in today's Herald regarding comments purportedly made by Vice President Dick Cheney was inaccurate and should have noted that it was based on a blogger's satire and was not provided by the Associated Press.

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