Chicago Tribune: Reeled In by a Spoof, Chinese Dai…

Chicago Tribune: Reeled In by a Spoof, Chinese Daily Shrugs Off Its Capitol Error

The Beijing Evening News fell for the Onion story about Congress threatening to leave Washington unless it got a new Capitol with a retractable dome. The paper’s International News editor had this to say:

“How do you know whether or not we checked the source before we published the story?” Yu demanded in a phone interview. “How can you prove it’s not correct? Is it incorrect just because you say it is?”

Nice fact-checking system they have there.

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