‘Japan to End Whaling’ Report… Major HOAX!
The blogosphere is abuzz with a report that the Japanese government was ending its highly controversial “research” whale kills. Current TV, the progressive television station started by former US Vice President Al Gore, was among the media outlets that reported the story.
Alas, it was all a hoax. The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia reports that the faux-news story originated on a fake American news site. Indeed, even a click on the Current TV link about the story, which looks official enough with its “CBSBreakingNews” name, lands you on a site called “Completely BS Breaking News.” How the good folks at Current TV missed this one is way beyond me.
According to the SMH, Current TV wasn’t the only major media outlet to carry the fake story for at least a short period of time.
Japan Greenpeace director Junichi Sato confirmed that he’d heard no such story from his country’s news media. “And of course it would appear in the Japanese media first,” he said.
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