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You've probably heard this by now, but just in case you haven't: State-run Chinese newspaper mistakenly runs Onion article as actual news, refuses to admit error.

Yu Bin, the editor in charge of international news, acknowledged Thursday that he had no idea where the writer, Huang Ke, originally got the story. ... But he adamantly ruled out a correction and grew slightly obstreperous when pressed to comment on the article's total lack of truth. "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?"
The article, by the way, was Congress Threatens To Leave D.C. Unless New Capitol Is Built.

Posted on June 07, 2002 to