June 11, 2002
The Beijing Evening News falls for The Onion

Reuters is reporting that The Beijing Evening News has printed an article from The Onion, believing it to be true.

(Via K5)

Update: This is everywhere!

Update 14th June: The Beijing Evening News has now retracted the story, but clearly hasn't got the whole idea - "Some small American newspapers frequently fabricate offbeat news to trick people into noticing them, with the aim of making money, this is what the Onion does. According to congressional workers, the Onion is a publication that never ceases making up false reports," it writes. Sigh.

Posted to Funny by Simon Brunning at June 11, 2002 04:58 PM
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