Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"once anything is printed enough times in the media without challenge, it becomes fact."

"Don't you worry about Wikipedia. We'll change it when we get home. We'll change
A LOT of things....hehehe."~Homer Simpson

Layers of sophisticated fact-checking are foiled again, as Irish student hoaxes the media with fake quote.

Shane Fitzgerald said he was testing how our globalized, increasingly Internet-dependent media was upholding accuracy and accountability in an age of instant news.

His report card: Wikipedia passed. Journalism flunked.

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