Monday, May 18, 2009

Sailors Make Better Journalists?

Reader, er, Googler, "Sailor Chick" has chastised me for not finding out that Paul Oliva of the San Francisco Chronicle figured, or at least published, the Onzin Institute hoax out on May 15. had their own followup post on Sunday, May 17th. Brad ("Eerste") Hampton of YachtPals dreamed up the whole scheme for April Fools and did actually put April Fools at the bottom of their article below the images, which I did not see.

We first saw the story in the print edition of The Log on May 17th.

This is why journalists should make better journalists. One wonders how many seemingly more-legitimate stories are pushed around the net in this fashion.

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