Breitbart.com’s Epic Fail of the Day: The Fake Story That Paul Krugman Filed for Bankruptcy

Covering themselves in wingnut glory again
Wingnuts • Views: 37,374

Seems like it was only yesterday that Breitbart editor John “Murder the Liberal Teachers” Nolte posted a lengthy gloat about the Washington Post falling for a satirical story at The Daily Currant, slamming author Suzi Parker for not recognizing a parody and ending with this memorable sentence: “[Palin] drives members of the elite media so crazy that the blindness of their hate overwhelms common sense to a such point that they turn into public laughingstocks overnight.

…never one to let facts get in the way of a good Narrative, the “we-meant-to-do-that” Post merely added a correction, changed the headline to “Sarah Palin tries to stay relevant,” scrubbed the Al-Jazeera references (the original post can be read here), and still ripped Palin for, uhm, being so desperate to stay relevant.

If Parker had a shred of self-awareness, integrity, and dignity, she would have changed the headline to “Too Good To Check,” and under it posted an essay about how shallow, smug, bitterly angry partisanship can blind you to common sense.

Yes, all the Washington Post did was add a correction, in bold text, right at the top of the article.

When breitbart.com editor Larry O’Connor fell for yet another Daily Currant story today about New York Times economist Paul Krugman filing for bankruptcy, how did the excellent right wing journalists at Breitbart handle it?

They just deleted it with no correction or explanation at all: Breitbart.com Runs With Satirical Story About Krugman Filing for Bankruptcy.

A screenshot of the deleted page:

Paul Krugman says he’s been Breitbarted.

OK, I’m an evil person — and my scheming has paid off.

On Friday I started hearing from friends about a fake story making the rounds about my allegedly filing for personal bankruptcy; I even got asked about the story by a reporter from Russian television, who was very embarrassed when I told him it was fake. But I decided not to post anything about it; instead, I wanted to wait and see which right-wing media outlets would fall for the hoax.

And breitbart.com came through!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go give a lavishly paid speech to Friends of Hamas.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
The Right Wing Outrage/Fake-News EcosystemIf it's a day ending in a Y, it must be a day where right wing outlets are busy pushing an agenda that bears no relationship to reality. We see it with the current Administration, whose views are based on ...
lawhawk
2 hours, 17 minutes ago
Views: 81 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Penelopes - Tina iTunes: itunes.apple.comApple Music: itunes.apple.comSpotify: open.spotify.com @thepenelopes Footage from MisunderstoodDirected by Asia ArgentoProduced by Wildside & Paradis FilmsStarring: Giulia Salerno, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Gabriel Garko Additional Footage:Production Design & Creation: Aephie Huimi ChenProduction Manager: Léa Gimpel-LichtarzCinematographer: Ingvar Haukur GuomundssonGaffer: Sin ...
Tarkloon
3 hours, 23 minutes ago
Views: 64 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
How to Become a Proficient Wedding PhotographerCreating a successful image as a talented wedding photographer can be a lot of hard work. There are numerous stages involved in developing a celebrated identity within the market. Here are some points one must abide by in order to ...
izo4rjimmy
7 hours, 27 minutes ago
Views: 79 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Study Sees U.S. Life Expectancy Falling Further Behind Other Countries Exactly what you should expect if you let anti-science reactionaries run the country. Life expectancy in the United States is already much lower than most other high-income countries and is expected to fall even further behind by 2030, new ...
Tarkloon
12 hours, 58 minutes ago
Views: 101 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Getting Rid of Trump ‘Easy’: Neither Impeachment nor 25th Amendment Required Could it really end this easily? Color me doubtful. However the tax data release would be worth the effort regardless of any forecast outcome. It's also time to add a tax release requirement for any primary winner (at least) ...
Unshaken Defiance
22 hours, 41 minutes ago
Views: 235 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Missouri Veteran Accused of Planning ISIS Terrorist Attack on Kansas City A Columbia man is accused of plotting a Presidents Day jihadist terrorist attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City. Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 25, was charged in U.S. District Court of Kansas City with attempting ...
Tarkloon
1 day, 12 hours ago
Views: 265 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Six Things You Can Learn From a Woman Who Has Fought for Abortion Rights for 18 Years "That means making sure we're engaging with them as we're coming up with our ideas and our strategies and creating our messages," Johnson says. "I believe that if we center the most affected we will create winning strategies that ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 19 hours ago
Views: 218 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
New Study Reveals Americans Are Actually Supportive When People Talk About Getting an Abortion How would you expect people to respond if you told them that you’d had an abortion? Who would you tell, and why? Despite the fact that many women do talk about their abortions with family and friends, many still ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 20 hours ago
Views: 273 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Meet the Jewish Woman Who Helped Lay the Groundwork for Planned Parenthood - Culture - Forward.com Four years before women won the right to vote in the United States, Margaret Sanger — the future founder of Planned Parenthood — and her sister, Ethel Byrne, met a young Jewish immigrant named Fania Mindell. On October 16, ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 20 hours ago
Views: 283 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
U.N. Says 1.4 Million Children at Imminent Risk of Death in Famines Nearly 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. People are already starving to death in all four countries, and the ...
Tarkloon
2 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 645 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0