We're living in a new age of yellow journalism. Except instead of the news making baseless claims against public figures, reporting non-stories as the end of the world, taking barely substantiated stories at face value, and ... oh, wow. Nope, really doesn't look like there's a big difference between the news media today and the yellow press of the Pulitzer/Hearst days.

So with that in mind, we enlisted the aid of the Purveyor of Truth AuntieMeme to debunk some of the biggest stories you believed this year. Get ready to be the life of all the holiday parties.

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