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NYT: ‘Fake but accurate’ redux

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On April 16 the Gray Lady, AKA the Paper of Record, AKA the New York Times, ran a story on the venerable teen-idol mag Tiger Beat:

Hair floating, skin dewy, eyes free of guile: the boys of Tiger Beat will never hurt you. In crisp photos and squeaky-clean quotes about love, they’ve been practically interchangeable for more than four decades. It’s an archetype that’s survived any number of invasions: the Brits, disco, boy bands, the Brat Pack, more boy bands, the Disney Channel, TMZ and more.

And the story included the following image:

Just one problem, as the Times notes:

Correction: April 24, 2011

A series of pictures last Sunday of covers of the magazine Tiger Beat, with an article about how the original teen-girl tabloid has remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1965, erroneously included a parody cover, produced by the satiric newspaper The Onion, that featured a picture of President Obama.

It’s an understandable mistake, though, isn’t it? Obama is so dreamy.

Note to Chris Matthews: You can cancel your subscription now.

(Hat tip: Mediaite)