the Beijing Evening News reported as fact an article from the never
credible, but still oddly \'true,\'
crew kindly pointed out the
original Onion article, along with some interesting observations
on how occasionally the TheOnion\'s articles trump the general news
media in providing factual background information (mixed, of course, with
their selective, blatant falsehoods for a devastating \'I\'m embarrassed
to be laughing at that\' effectiveness;-).
reports the editor of the Beijing Evening News as explaining, \"the
story was written by one of our freelance writers\" [HI BLAKE, thinks the
freelance Hermit, ;-], \"his
stuff has been pretty much reliable before.\"
punch line is that after the editor heard from Reuters and was \"told the
story came from the Onion and was not true, the editor said, \"We would
first have to check that out. If it\'s indeed fake, I\'m sure there
will be some form of correction.\"\"
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