How a giant pig fooled the American media

31 May 2007

When Associated Press put out a story that an 11-year-old boy, Jamison Stone, had shot dead a monster pig weighing 1,051 pounds in Alabama, television stations in the United States jumped at the news. NBC booked the boy for a slot. Except that it was a camera trick and good photoshop work at work, and it took Stinky Journalism to expose the hoax.

Read the full story here: Hog washed!

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2 Responses to “How a giant pig fooled the American media”


  1. [...] How a giant pig fooled the American media When Associated Press put out a story that an 11-year-old boy, Jamison Stone, had shot dead a monster pig weighing 1,051 pounds in Alabama, television stations in the United States jumped at the news. (tags: america tv+news hoax) [...]

  2. boringjournalist Says:

    This is nothing unusual. In India we dont need any camera trick. Anybody can take the gullible journalists for a ride.
    One satisfying thing is that there are gullible journalists in USA too.


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