MSNBC Falls For Fake Al Sharpton Blog

Perhaps it was inevitable that a big news agency would eventually get taken in by a fake blog, but who would have thought it’d be from a faux Al Sharpton?

Further, who would have that the blog would have been found on Blog Groper, a site full of fake celebrity blogs that even includes the recent “Steve Jobs” blogger who made tech headlines less than a month ago.
“Now, however, it looks like News Groper may have had its big break--MSNBC reporter Alex Johnson mistook one of its blogs for real, and quoted it in an article. A soundbite from News Groper's Al Sharpton blog originally appeared in Johnson's story about African American leaders' reactions to the Michael Vick dogfighting case.”
At least it wasn’t a quote from The Onion.

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Via:  CNet

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