New York Times Scooped By The Onion Over Obama’s Singing
FIRST the New York Times was scooped by news that Barack Obama sings in the shower. Then the paper of record’s fact-checkers got to work and got more upset:
A series of pictures last Sunday of covers of the magazine Tiger Beat, with an article about how the original teen-girl tabloid has remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1965, erroneously included a parody cover, produced by the satiric newspaper The Onion, that featured a picture of President Obama.
Anorak once got a call from Tiger Aspect, a TV production company. The voice on the line wanted to contact Barry Richards, 16, a pupil at the Wat Tyler comprehensive in Grays, and a leading member of the Essex Young Conservatives. You can read about him here. You can read more of Our Ed’s brilliant work here.
With 14, the media went further.
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