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Thursday, December 21, 2017

ESPN's Golic & Wingo Fall for Fake News Story - Provide Reminder to Check Your Sources

ESPN Radio's morning show, Golic and Wingo, recently provided listeners with a great reminder to check your news sources. They read on air this story from New Maine News (Maine's version of The Onion) about a basketball game being called off because the ball got stuck behind the wood stove in the gym. Of course, it was a fake story because any good Mainer knows that the last high school gym that had a wood stove burned down three year ago.

Here's the audio from Golic and Wingo reading the story on air without realizing that it was a fake story.