The 5 Ballsiest Lies the Mainstream Media Passed Off as Fact

Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:12 Written by

Look, we here at Cracked aren't cockeyed optimists (or cockeyed anything, for that matter). We've lived in this world long enough to understand that some folks just aren't "on the level" and the things they say should be "taken with a grain of salt" because they're "completely full of shit." But even jaded, cynical bastards like us should expect more from reputable news organizations. Shouldn't we?

Nope! Just take a look at a few of the more blatant lies that once passed for journalism.

#5. The New York Sun Reports the First Transatlantic Flight -- in 1844


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