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Assertion of NYT April Fool’s Day Gaffe Creates Lots of Blog Interest

Posted Apr 1, 2011 9:41 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A personal injury blog says it’s no joke—it is not running a gag on April Fool’s Day.

The New York Personal Injury Law Blog says it’s done with April Fool’s Day jokes after the ABA Journal ratted it out at 6:45 a.m. last year, highlighting its claim that blog author Eric Turkewitz had a new gig as official White House law blogger. (The blog is right—we shouldn’t have jumped on the joke so early). At least one publication, however, deemed the news fit to print.

Turkewitz’s screenwriter brother did offer an April Fool's blog post possibility: a reference to a local strip club offering a bikini-clad driver to Justice Antonin Scalia, recently ticketed in a four-car fender bender. Turkewitz took a pass.

Turkewitz does claim in passing, though, that the New York Times got taken in again this year by an April Fool’s Day joke. But he leaves the explaining to the blog Simple Justice, in a post you can check out at this link.

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