Thursday, February 18, 2010

RIP Gordon Lightfoot... oh wait... not just yet...

What started as a Twitter-based prank escaladed into a full-fledged who's-gonna-get-the-scoop media frenzy earlier this afternoon when media (some very credible) started to report that Canadian singing legend Gordon Lightoot died last night.

In fact, Lightfoot is very much alive and well. The whole thing was a hoax and red-in-the-face media (including The National Post) and bloggers yanked down the death announcement faster than a teenager could ask, "Who's Gordon Lightfoot?"

Click here for a Globe and Mail story on the "false alarm".

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