NY Times spoofed again

The “fact checkers” at the NY Times have been pwned yet again. (Story here from LibertyPundits.com)

And these clowns wonder why they are circling the drain?  This lawyer pulled the fake story stunt to entrap us – political bloggers – because “fact checking is not” our “strong suit,” so he claimed.  We ignored the story, and the NYT ran with it.

Hilarity ensues. So, with a delicious ironic twist, this is actually a double whammy. The smug hoaxer, who wanted to trap the political bloggers for not fact checking, actually disproved his own point and spoofed the NY Times in the process.

The basic idea was this: A bunch of law bloggers would try to punk the political bloggers, whose reputation is to grab any old rumor and run with it. Fact checking hasn’t always been the strong suit of this community.

But the political bloggers, to their collective credit, didn’t bite, despite wide dissemination of the story. Not on the right or the left. Instead it was the vaunted New York Times that ran with the story without bothering to check its facts. The Times, of course, had no sense of humor about it when the angry phone call came to me a couple of hours later.

So, he tried to punk us and instead found out that what we’ve been saying about the NYT has been true all along.

Great story!

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