New York Times Writer Falls for a Fake News Story About Kim Kardashian’s Butt #FakeNews

If you’re going to write a snarky story criticizing Kim Kardashian’s butt, it’s probably best not to make an ass of yourself and use fake quotes. New York Times writer Joyce Wadler must have missed that memo, because in an article titled “Fear of Kim Kardashian’s Derrière” published Friday, she included portions of a fictitious Kanye West interview from the satirical site, The Daily Courant.
Someone at the NYT noticed Ms. Wadler had been duped, and on Saturday, a new version of the story (sans fake quotes) was published and the issue was addressed in an editors’ note, which read:
“An earlier version of this column was published in error. That version included what purported to be an interview that Kanye West gave to a Chicago radio station in which he compared his own derrière to that of his wife, Kim Kardashian. Mr. West’s quotes were taken, without attribution, from the satirical website The Daily Currant. There is no radio station WGYN in Chicago; the interview was fictitious, and should not have been included in the column.”


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