Wednesday, April 16, 2008


The Boston Herald all but admitted in a correction this week that it routinely rewrites blogs and press releases without crediting them, then puts an AP byline on their copy as a cover.

They got caught when they mistakenly took for real a fake Andy Borowitz satire about Dick Cheney challenging Hillary Clinton to a hunting match.

Borowitz made up that Cheney was on Meet the Press and fabricated this quote:
To be frank, Hillary Clinton's stories about her adventures with guns don't exactly pass the smell test. If she really wants to show that she knows how to handle a rifle, there's an easy way to do that: meet me in the woods.
What's worse, the Herald story (I'd link to it, but it's been taken down) said Cheney made the challenge on ABC's Meet the Press. You think the fact that Meet the Press is on NBC might've tipped an editor off. If the Herald had any editors left.

Hopefully they don't also read the Onion.



Blogger DJS said...

God help any news outlet that derives its coverage from print media....

April 16, 2008  

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