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Friday, 6 March 2009

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A Funyun reader after learning of the fraud

For years the internets have been the most trusted source for factual, unbiased reporting and news. This well-deserved level of public trust has been breached by a treacherous website known only as "The Funyun".

This website, which relies on ridiculous sensationalism garnered several million views before it was finally discovered as fraudulent. Readers of the site reported "a horrible sense of betrayal" and "a complete absence of trust" since learning of their duping.

"It was just terrible," one woman stated, "I was just casually reading an article about steroid abuse by Wii Sports stars when I received a frantic phone call from my son. He told me to get off of The Funyun immediately. I feel so violated. From now on, I'm sticking to Wikipedia."

The National Enquirer has been leading other legitimate news organizations in an attempted return to normalcy to try and relieve public terror.

"It's going to take some time", TNE's editor warned us, "but hopefully, with our newest investigative report into Elvis sightings, we can win back the public trust."

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