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Ananova Corrections
I've said before that I don't trust the Ananova news service, and now here's proof that they really do make some questionable claims. Craig Silverman, of Regret the Error, links to Ananova's corrections page where they apologize for the following strange errors, among others (though personally I think the corrections they've listed are only the tip of the iceberg):
  • Robotic relief - an apology. On September 11, we published a story suggesting that Indian scientists had invented a robot with the ability to improve couple's sex lives.
  • Bill Clinton - an apology. Bill Clinton has asked us to make clear that he won't be appearing in commercials for a Chinese men's clothing brand.
  • Rasta Pasta was never on the menu. A story published on August 31 stated a Wakefield headteacher had been criticised for introducing a dish called Rasta Pasta to school menus during a project on race.
Categories: Journalism
Posted by The Curator on Wed Oct 27, 2004
Comments (4)
Or, as Jay Leno would say, they check their facts and they check them again. Once they've done that they check them again..... cheese
Posted by Paul  on  Wed Oct 27, 2004  at  05:44 PM
Rasta Pasta... Love it.
Posted by Isaac  on  Thu Oct 28, 2004  at  08:44 AM
Where can I get some of that Rasta Pasta? It sounds like it would be good with a little jerked chicken or goat curry. tongue laugh
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Oct 28, 2004  at  08:07 PM
I have seen literally 100 or more bogus and far-fetched stories from Ananova.The fact that they can publish these stories and still amazingly think they are a "true source" of news IS A COMPLETE JOKE.

Orwell knew what he was writing about. I am still shocked that the sheep of this world can so easily fall for these "devious" intentions.

What to believe today?! Thanks to Ananova the answer is NOTHING.

People better start waking up.

Something smells and it's not getting any better.

The biggest radio program on know who it is? It's not Howard Stern..ITS COAST TO COAST AM RADIO whom supposedly covers the "REAL" news we are to be concerned with.....WELL THEY POST ANANOVA STORIES AT THIER WEBSITE. Thier credibility just sank into the ocean folks. No longer can we trust the news in the media or anywhere.Ananova is just the tip of the iceberg.

I am here just to finally get the word out.More people should start questioning Ananova stories and ASK THEM WHO THE HELL THEY THINK THEY'RE FOOLING?
Posted by gdude  on  Tue Sep 26, 2006  at  07:20 PM
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