If you look hard enough, the Internet will provide evidence for anything you want. Anything. Obama is guarded by lizard-men? Here you go. The Titanic was an inside job? Oh, for sure, man. The job of the media should be to take all that news-feed and forum swill and show us the true light ... or, as our zillion-part series continues to prove, just go with whatever headlines they think will get the most rage and/or boner clicks.
Here are a few recent examples that might have fooled your friends (but not you, because you've read, like, 20 of these by now and know better):
4 North Korea Didn't Trick Their Citizens Into Thinking They Were in the World Cup
North Korea has risen in the ranks of egregious lunacy so much that visiting it was Dennis Rodman's rock bottom moment -- which is saying a whole lot. Thanks to this, the country has also become the Swiss Army Knife of irresponsible journalism, with pretty much any and all stories coming out of it appearing believable. Like this one:
Presumably, Rodman was team captain.
According to the rock-hard evidence (one random video on YouTube), the North Korean media tried to convince people that their team had made it to the World Cup final, despite never qualifying in the first place -- which would be an odd thing to do, considering that North Koreans can totally watch the World Cup on TV and refute that in a heartbeat. The story was spread by our old friend Metro, which has since changed the headline to reflect its bullshit status ... but not before it was mindlessly copied by the The Mirror and others. More respectable sites like CBC and Yahoo seemed slightly skeptical, but still reported on the fucking thing and gave us the headlines above.