A Washington Post reporter reveals that the anti-drug organization got duped into publishing a satirical news story and repurposing it as news.
Christopher Ingraham, a reporter at the Washington Post, uncovered a story that proves just how far organizations will go to push their own agenda.
D.A.R.E. – aka Drug Abuse Resistance Education – the organization known for sending cops to schools to teach about drug abuse – published a story on their website with the title “Edible Marijuana Candies Kill 9 in Colorado, 12 at Coachella.”
Turns out though, as Ingraham discovered, that the story’s headline is made-up by a satirical news site called topekasnews.com. Everything about the story is completely fake, including its numbers on casualties.
D.A.R.E.’s own site ran with the article, which commences with the following sentence: "Marijuana candies, sold on the street as ‘Uncle Tweety’s Chewy Flipper’ and ‘Gummy Satans’ are taking the country by storm."
The Washington Post included a screen shot from the website, seen above, as the organization has since removed the article. Read the full story on Ingraham’s bust of D.A.R.E.’s false propaganda.
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