Network News Just like we like it. Stupid and Gullible

by alphamonkey on December 4, 2003 · 0 comments

in News,Stupid People

CNN falls for one like a drunken prom date.

‘Fellatio reduces risk of breast cancer.” It was hardly surprising that last month’s CNN health bulletin made news around the world. The story was published in newspapers from Chile to Croatia, reporting that women who swallow semen on a regular basis may reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 40 per cent. This was according to a North Carolina State University study.

One of the researchers, Dr Helena Shifteer, was quoted saying that, since the results have been known: “I try to fellate at least once every other night to reduce my chances.” You’re right. It was a spoof. And a mighty successful one.

As one might reasonably expect, the quote was taken from a hoax site. Oh, CNN…will you never cease to amuse us with your gullibility!?

On a stranger note…continue through the article to find the actual scientific research concerning semen ingestion and it’s affect on women’s health. Weird.

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