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Prominent Journalists Duped by Fake Bobby Jindal Article: 'My Apologies to the Governor

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"Trying to put mileage between himself and his family’s immigrant past.”

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates and CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill were seemingly duped by a fake news article about Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), sharing it with their followers in Twitter.

The article quotes Jindal as saying “The Confederate flag is a symbol of my heritage," and speculates that the statement represents Jindal "once again trying to put mileage between himself and his family’s immigrant past."

Twitter users, including Coates and Hill, quickly shared the article:

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Twitchy notes that Coates deleted his tweet, and apologized for sharing the fake news story.

National Report, where the article first appeared, describes itself as "America's #1 Independent News Source." But if you read the site's disclaimer, it says: "National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways."

"All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news," the disclaimer continues. "Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental."

(H/T: Twitchy)

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