KCBS Falls for The Big Lie-bowski
It can blame Examiner.com, however.
First, to back up, Super Official News, a sort of The Onion wannabe, "reported" that The Big Lebowski 2: The Dude Goes to Washington will begin shooting in October and be released in 2015.
Examiner.com's Alex Webb, who is on the Phoenix Cannabis Culture beat and runs a blog called WeedGeist, picked up the scoop and ran with it, although he later conceded he'd been duped.
Also stung was CNN and, yes Virginia, the Los Angeles CBS affiliate, which posted the fake news on its website Thursday.
By the end of the day, the headline had changed from "'The Dude' is Back! Big Lebowski 2 to Start Filming in October" to "Big Lebowski Fans? That Sequel isn't on the Horizon," with this note: "Not so fast Lebowski fans! We are now told that this story is bogus!"
The ruse abides.
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