Fake CNN Web Site Claims California Fires Started By ‘Mexican Separatists’

harrisfire.jpeg Crazy but true–some racist with a Tennessee IP address constructed a fake CNN web site, with a fake story about a “radical Hispanic separatist organization” taking responsibility for setting the fires with “Molotov cocktails” because   “Aztlán belongs to indigenous people, the Chicanas and Chicanos of Aztlán.” There are fake quotes from Gov. Schwarzenegger, and a fake interview with a fire chief. It even links to the real CNN site for related news. The only thing lacking on the fake site are advertisers.

Take a look for yourself, and compare. Fake site (notice a missing ‘n’ in ‘headline’):
http://www.cnnheadlienews.com/2007/US/10/25/fire.mecha/index.html

Real CNN site:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/25/fire.wildfire.ca/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

According to the Immigrant Solidarity Network, Nashville police and the CNN legal department are looking into the matter.

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3 Responses to Fake CNN Web Site Claims California Fires Started By ‘Mexican Separatists’

  1. Ansam says:

    wow this is unbelievable! The fake site is not working anymore. I linked your article in my blog. This is the first time I hear about this

  2. t.a. says:

    That was fast… it was working just a few hours ago. Maybe they traced the site to the person responsible.

  3. Ansam says:

    Which means they are good 🙂

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