Monday, March 22, 2010

Another Fake Memo

Coming just a few days after an apparently fake memo about the Democrats and the healthcare reform bill made its way onto several major websites, including Politico, another bogus email  fooled some more news organizations today.

So is anyone checking anything or is the rush to have stories first  trumping commonsense and responsibility to readers? AKA good journalism.

From TPM:

Medea Benjamin of Code Pink tells TPMmuckraker that the left-wing activist group orchestrated the bogus AIPAC press release calling for a settlement freeze that got picked up by several major news organizations today.
Benjamin says she and a colleague stood outside the AIPAC conference hall today dressed in suits and handed out copies of the statement to confused attendees.

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