Tuesday, February 24, 2009
MSM Duped Republishes Fictional Story
On the 15 February the Peninsula Metropolis Daily published a fabricated story about 5 Mistresses having an accident and driving
off a cliff in Qingdao, China. Subsequent to the story, an investigation determined that the reporter Yi Lei, plagiarized the story.
In the February 2009 issue of Ziyin Magazine, it was announced that
Yi Lei had been fired for violating the relevant regulations of the editorial team, damaging the credibility of the newspaper and misleading readers.
Without verifying the story CNN, Time Magazine, NY Daily News and others republished the fictional story, where is the retraction that they were duped ?
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