Friday, September 4, 2009

2 Bangladeshi newspapers apologize after falling for a hoax!

People are willing to believe well presented lies than the truth. Here's an example of this...

Two Bangladeshi newspapers have apologised after publishing an article taken from a satirical US website which claimed the Moon landings were faked.

The Daily Manab Zamin said US astronaut Neil Armstrong had shocked a news conference by saying he now knew it had been an "elaborate hoax".

Neither they nor the New Nation, which later picked up the story, realised the Onion was not a genuine news site.

Both have now apologised to their readers for not checking the story.

"We thought it was true so we printed it without checking," associate editor Hasanuzzuman Khan told the AFP news agency.

"We didn't know the Onion was not a real news site."

The article said Mr Armstrong had told a news conference he had been "forced to reconsider every single detail of the monumental journey after watching a few persuasive YouTube videos and reading several blog posts" by a conspiracy theorist.

More on this monumental stupidy, CLICK HERE.

This is all the fault of all these stupid conspiracy theorists that think that we never went to the moon. With very flimsy evidence, they have repeated this lie over and over again, until people believed it.

As proven in MythBusters...astronauts did go to the moon!
Why are we not back.
Lack of money and apathy...from you!!!!

1 comment:

Sings-With-Spirits said...

Not just that they were dumb enough to fall for it without doing even the most basic fact checking, but another paper took the first paper's article at face value!

Now the conspiracy theorists will point to these two moron "sources" and claim that they published "the truth" and were later silenced by "Them (tm)"


BTW> The BBC link is incomplete; copy and paste the correct address into your address bar: