I totally admit it. I saw a link on Facebook to an article about Ann Romney mouthing off about equal pay for women and I thought it was real. I wrote a quick intro, cut and pasted an excerpt of her "quote" and hurriedly hit the Publish button.
Immediately, my brain began to question itself.
"Why hadn't I seen this on the news? (I work for a TV station. We flip channels all day)
"What other source quotes are there? (I usually use at least two)
I started to worry. I had never heard of the source, Free Wood Post, before.
A little digging showed my inner voice to be true. I had picked up a satirical news thread. It could have been Andy Borowitz or The Onion but I'm familiar with those. I removed it within 5 minutes of publishing. But the damage is done. It's out there...somewhere, like Sally's pending 40th birthday in "When Harry Met Sally".