“As fake news goes viral, it becomes impossible to ignore”

New York Observer
News outlets have followed the Gov. Paterson fake news with strong placement and shouting headlines, writes John Koblin. “Many media outfits seemed compelled to follow it, but what precisely are they following up on?” || NYTimes.com: Paterson criticizes the Times for not addressing the story everyone is talking about that doesn’t exist.
> NYT ombud: “I find the whole situation quite bizarre”
> Gov’s aide wants NYT to investigate itself for creating rumors

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