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A game of what’s-the-difference: Two Bill Keller articles, one major difference

Top: A Bill Keller article about Wikileaks, suggesting that the Times’ financial mechanisms were being targeted by the State Department. It uses this line: "I find myself in the awkward position of having to defend WikiLeaks."

Bottom: A recent Keller article about something else. Structurally, it looks almost exactly the same, except it doesn’t sport a wonky-looking Tweet button right below the byline. Hop to the jump to find out the big difference between the two.

What’s the difference? The top one is from a site called opinion-nytimes.com, which appears to exist for the sole purpose of pushing a fake column. The bottom is from the actual New York Times site. There was also a faked Paypal blog post on the matter, too. (Glenn Greenwald surveys the situation, and credits curators and bloggers for figuring it out.) Would you have noticed this were you not told?

July 29, 2012 // 14:33 // 2 years ago
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