The Onion Fools The New York Times with Fake Obama Tiger Beat Cover

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By Ujala Sehgal Comments

This is amazing. The New York Times wrote an article documenting just how squeaky clean Tiger Beat magazine has been from its outset, a “see-no-evil, speak-no-evil place holder for young readers not yet ready for the complex questions posed by, say, Seventeen magazine.” With it they included a bunch of classic Tiger Beat covers, featuring Leo! And Justin! And Zac! And… Barack?

Unfortunately for the Times, it also included a spoof Tiger Beat cover designed by The Onion, featuring dreamboat Barack Obama declaring he “sings in the shower!”

Yesterday the Times issued this correction:

A series of pictures last Sunday of covers of the magazine Tiger Beat, with an article about how the original teen-girl tabloid has remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1965, erroneously included a parody cover, produced by the satiric newspaper The Onion, that featured a picture of President Obama.

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