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(Cracked)   In proof that the news can lie to you sometimes, here are 5 stories that were fake but the media told you were true   ( cracked.com) divider line
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2013-03-04 03:06:47 PM  
3 votes:
Is Cracked one of those sponsored links? Aren't all their stories like the Onion, except not funny?
2013-03-04 04:47:21 PM  
2 votes:
Kuwaiti incubators?
Iraqi WMDs?
2013-03-04 04:15:21 PM  
2 votes:
Weapons of mass destruction were being stockpiled in Iraq.
2013-03-04 04:58:11 PM  
1 vote:

Xaneidolon: Kuwaiti incubators?
Iraqi WMDs?

bush didnt do drugs
bush was qualified for ... anything
voter fraud
election polls have a liberal bias
fox news is fair and balanced

the mainstream media is controlled by the liberal elite
the gop has any leadership
palin was a great candidate for VP
palin has a working brain

liberals are the real haters
2013-03-04 04:42:40 PM  
1 vote:
#6 Christian Conservative
2013-03-04 04:34:15 PM  
1 vote:
Is it just a link to the Daily Mail?
2013-03-04 04:33:44 PM  
1 vote:
The sequester cuts will destroy the economy
2013-03-04 04:28:50 PM  
1 vote:
6. Virtually everything said in the runup to the Iraq war.
2013-03-04 04:26:02 PM  
1 vote:
2013-03-04 04:25:08 PM  
1 vote:
A little journalistic research might have revealed that they speak Portuguese in Brazil, not Spanish (at least not on the parody site the Cracked author refers to as "Spanish-language").
2013-03-04 04:23:51 PM  
1 vote:
I got bit by the one from a few years back from the Hoosier Gazette about how having kids lowers your IQ.

I think even CNN picked it up at one point.

The debunking is here http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/kinsey.asp.
2013-03-04 04:22:06 PM  
1 vote:

These stories go viral on the Internet all the time -- you'll go to Fark.com and see http://www.vaticancrimes.us/2013/01/evangelical-pastor-convinced-follo wers.html" target="a">a story about a pastor in Brazil who convinced his congregation that his sperm was sacred, and it will spread to thousands of sites before somebody finally http://www.aporeemfoco.com.br/abrenoticia.asp?id=2965" target="a">tracks down the Spanish-language parody site it originated from. But that's the Internet -- you'd think actual news outlets would have a slightly better bullshiat filter."

Not sure if we should be offended or not.
2013-03-04 04:16:20 PM  
1 vote:

TNel: #6. We landed on the Moon.

I don't know so much about the landing, but the launch was real.

\At Merritt Island Mall.
\\  Felt like an earthquake.
2013-03-04 04:15:29 PM  
1 vote:
2013-03-04 03:07:57 PM  
1 vote:
6.  Global warming is real
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