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TFD: Local media mogul Dana Wessel's Obama soccer joke treated as fact

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • March 27, 2013 - 4:23 PM

Dana Wessel is a friend, so we suppose we know that 90 percent of his tweets (at the bare minimum) are jokes.

But apparently the San Jose Mercury News staff isn't as well-versed in Wessel's ways. The other day, Wessel tweeted this as a joke signifying how much the U.S. Soccer team needed Landon Donovan:

 

And the paper ran with it as fact. It's still up, in fact. Google Landon Donovan and it's one of the top stories.

People Magazine will be similarly upset to find out Wessel isn't really dating Anna Kendrick.

Of course, the best part is that the media story about the Mercury News story calls Wessel "her."

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