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

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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