Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Biggest Faker of All

Fellow Harvard Lampoon alumnus Andy Borowitz was surprised to discover his joke story in The Huffington Post, "Gingrich Accuses Sotomayor of Faking Broken Ankle," was circulated as a true description of the actions of the former Speaker of the House by credulous pundits in the blogosphere and was eventually picked up in news feeds. Now commentators from places like the Augusta Daily Gazette are issuing non-apologies like "Sometimes it's good to be wrong." Critics might say that the problem was that the gag about the Supreme Court nominee wasn't funny enough to be taken as humor, but for now Borowitz seems to ba having the last laugh.

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