Quote from fake news release published in Los Angeles Times  

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1/4/2006 8:05 am

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Quote from fake news release published in Los Angeles Times


Green River, Wyoming - The Los Angeles Times is apologizing for an embarrassing mistake.

A reporter used a quote from a fake news release in a front-page story in Tuesday's Times on reintroduction of wolves to the wild.

The story quoted Wyoming's governor as saying his state "now considers the wolf as a federal dog" which doesn't need protection.

The quote actually came from a fake news story intended as an April Fool's joke.

The Times ran a correction today. An editor tells a Wyoming paper that the reporter had talked with the governor and thought the quote "sounded authentic."

An outfitter in the Wyoming town of Afton put together the fake story as a joke. He says he never expected such a reaction, adding that the story's "got some legs."

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