The story about the Westboro Baptist Church asking the public not to picket Fred Phelps’ funeral – it was retweeted by the Tampa Bay Times – comes from the Onion-like Daily Currant.
“Even if the Times knew it was part of a satire story, I think the social media team was wrong to simply retweet without adding something that clarifies for the reader,” writes Megan Duncan.
Earlier on JimRomenesko.com:
* Polish magazine runs Daily Currant story about Sarah Palin as real news
* Congressman duped by The Onion’s Planned Parenthood satire
* Did a TV reporter just discover that The Onion’s stories aren’t real?