Naturally, this is the kind of cognitive dissonance that can be turned into "news" only by the folks over at the Daily Mail, who paint the scene of the terrorists' final stand as a tourist attraction filled with selfie-taking sociopaths. Their evidence? A single instance of a bystander asking a stranger to take a picture ...
"This was the site of Daily Mail's millionth bullshit story." -tour guide in the year 2150
... which, and we wish it was the Daily Mail telling us this instead of the other way around, isn't even what a "selfie" is. At least Business Insider is simply covering all the mourners while bafflingly going with this headline to do it:
Stupid tourists with their fanny packs and sympathy bouquets ...
The President of Argentina Didn't Adopt a Kid to Prevent Him From Becoming a Werewolf
Usually, we can tell how a fake news story came to be -- sometimes it's honest mistakes, sometimes it's a lazy misunderstanding, and sometimes it's just "Haha, look at the foreigners." But this ... we could take 10 years to look into it and still not fully understand how the hell this happened:
"OK, so our 'Weekly World News Tribute Week' has been a bit confusing to some readers ..."
The story being covered by The Independent, Telegraph, NY Daily News, People, CNBC, and fucking Smithsonian Magazine is that the president of Argentina recently adopted a Jewish boy as part of a ceremony to keep him from becoming a werewolf. No, seriously. As in "they really said that," not "it actually happened," because of course it fucking didn't.
As it turns out, the explanation might be a combination of all the elements we mentioned above: someone heard about the real tradition where the president takes the seventh kid of an Argentine family as a godchild and mixed it up with a not-at-all-related werewolf legend. The "haha foreigners" factor ensured no one double-checked, and the rest is fake-news history.
How does the boy's Jewishness factor into it, you're probably asking yourselves? So are we, friends. So are we.
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