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ScreenHunter_10 Aug. 02 18.35 Click here to read Matthew Tabor's roundup of the blogosphere's response to news that A & E was going to start showing a classroom version of Intervention -- a story I made up and posted last week. I've been posting the occasional fake news on the site since almost the beginning -- there's even a category called "Made Up News" in my sidebar (Duncan Appoints Death Panel Discoverer As School Lunch Czar, Top Obama Officials Contract H1N1 "Swine Flu", Illinois Governor Seeks Payments For Spots At Local Elementary School, Ashley Dupre Was Homeschooled TFA Alum).  Though occasionally a few people are fooled, my purpose isn't to embarrass anyone.  My thinking is  that readers will do a double-take, wonder for a second if the world's gone mad, and then move on.  But not everyone agrees.  Tabor's take is much more critical -- that bloggers can't read or research.  Or at least that's the gist of it, based on a quick skim :-)

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Over at Flypaper, they call that section "mepetrilli"

Tabor's take is much more critical -- that bloggers can't read or research. Thanks for your info.

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