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Paper publishes wrong info pilfered from Web

Student journalists at Washington State University’s student newspaper, The Daily Evergreen, made a foolish error when they reprinted information they found on a Web site without double-checking it. “The first Filipinos landed on the shores of Morro Bay, California, on a Spanish galleon called the Nuestra Se?ora de Buena Esperanza, which translates to ‘The Big Ass Spanish Boat,'” the paper wrote. The correct translation is “Our Lady of Good Hope.” Pinoylife.com, the Web site the material was pilfered from, posted a note this week saying the passage was a joke. “You know, some people really need to learn that just because something is on the Internet doesn’t mean that it is true,” the site states. “And this harsh lesson is what The Daily Evergreen newspaper learned.”

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