Breaking news (3/12/13):
Breitbart.com, founded by the late political provocateur and fraud monger Andrew Breitbart, has fallen for a second news hoax in little more than a month. Breitbart reported as true the made-up story that Chuck Hagel, newly appointed Secretary of Defense, had accepted money from an organization called Friends of Hamas. The fake news was floated as a joke by a reporter and some people took it seriously. Now Breitbart.com, joined by one other far right website, has distributed a story that says respected New York Times columnist and Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman has filed for bankruptcy. In his twice-weekly column in the Times, Krugman often belittles Republicans for their self-serving fixation with the U.S. budget deficit. Krugman reminds his readers that under President Obama the deficit has actually declined. Republicans don’t want to believe it. Imagine their glee on hearing that Krugman is a fiscal dead beat who can't even balance the family budget. Turns out the bankruptcy story is fake. But it proved irresistible to an organization that likes that kind of news best.