News Corp. Paper Posts Story on Fake Murdoch ‘Shotgun Wedding’

A reporter for an Austrailian News Corp. owned newspaper – Perth Now – accidentally published a fake story about Rupert Murdoch getting married for the fourth time. Adweek reports that Nancy McDonald was typing out fake stories while training on the paper’s content system, but things got interesting when the fake stories got published.

Aside from the headline “Perth Now journalist Ashlee Mullany has married her long-term boyfriend and boss News Ltd. owner Rupert Murdoch in a shotgun wedding yesterday,” a story on one of Jonas Brothers made its way online too. And to make matters worse for McDonald, the Murdoch headline was picked up by another News Corp. paper.

If McDonald somehow keeps her job, FishbowlNY has one tiny suggestion for her: Next time you write fake copy, maybe, just maybe, keep the name of your boss/overlord out of it.