Saturday, August 11, 2007

Media Gullible

Claims of a man-eating shark off Britain that made front page headlines were 'a great white lie':

Kevin Keeble sparked the media feeding frenzy when he sent pictures to his local paper of a shark he photographed during a fishing trip to South Africa, jokingly claiming the photo was taken near the British surfing resort of Newquay. "I didn't expect anyone would be daft enough to take it seriously," newspapers quoted him as saying. "I can't believe the story went so big."
I can.

-- Nick

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