In a convergence of news and satire, readers contacted us on 23 January 2019 after spotting a post from the parody site The Onion that had been republished by Yahoo! News. The story, “CIA Issues Posthumous Apology After New Evidence Clears Osama bin Laden of Involvement in 9/11 Attacks,” was originally published by The Onion…
In a convergence of news and satire, readers contacted us on 23 January 2019 after spotting a post from the parody siteThe Onionthat had been republished by Yahoo! News.
The story, “CIA Issues Posthumous Apology After New Evidence Clears Osama bin Laden of Involvement in 9/11 Attacks,” was originallypublishedbyThe Onion14 days earlier and read (in part):
LANGLEY, VA — Admitting that the organization had erroneously rushed to judgment in response to an unimaginable tragedy, CIA director Gina Haspel issued a posthumous apology Wednesday to the family of Osama bin Laden in light of new evidence which conclusively clears the former Al Qaeda leader of any involvement whatsoever in the 9/11 attacks.
Although Yahoo did not explicitly label the story as satire in republishing it, they did list theOnion‘s piece in their entertainment section and credited the site in the byline:
The story is no longer available in Yahoo’s listings, but it is still visible in web searches:
In one respect this was not a unique occurrence: Yahoo! News does re-post articles from other sources, identifying the original publishers and including the authors’ bylines:
It is unclear how Yahoo News picked up theOnionpiece and slotted it for republication in their entertainment section, or why it was subsequently taken down. We contacted both sites seeking comment, but neither responded prior to publication.
more recommended stories
Chrissy Teigen Trolls Kim Kardashian’s Valentine’s Day Surprise – Entertainment Tonight
Chrissy Teigen is always there to.
Comments will be moderated by The.
Jussie Smollett: 20th Century Fox and Chicago Police Deny Report of Staged Attack
A report claims that investigators are.
Oscars Drama: The Academy Reverses Decision on Not Airing 4 Categories Following Hollywood Backlash – IGN
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts.
Miranda Lambert Gets Married, Says She Found the Love of Her Life – Taste of Country
Miranda Lambert has gotten married, she.
Kanye West Literally Got Kenny G As A Present For Kim Kadashian – Revelist
Twitter has lots of thoughts about.
Kenny G Explains How Kim Kardashian’s Valentine’s Day Gift Came to Be – Entertainment Tonight
Kenny G is spilling all the.
20 Most Controversial BANNED Super Bowl Commercials The NFL DOESN’T Want You To See – Total Pro Sports
February 3, 2019 By Howard CosmellWriter.
Apple Needs Netflix and HBO More Than They Need It
Apple is having a hard time.
Fatima Ali shared an inspirational message prior to death – Yahoo Entertainment
Fatima Ali, a fan-favorite contestant on.