Aug. 12, 2013: WND reported how the HBO series “The Newsroom” actually faked a news story to portray the real-life news site WND as fabricating the news.
“The Newsroom” TV series, which starred Jeff Daniels as the main anchor for Atlantic Cable News, centered on the everyday exploits of network TV journalists.
In its fifth episode of the season, the plot had its executive producer Don Keefer (played by actor Thomas Sadowski) dealing with an out-of-control joke about an Obama appointee that supposedly was taken seriously by WND.
“The Newsroom” used real WND graphics to forge its fabricated story whenever it displayed the site’s content on the air.
In the storyline, Keefer said he never called any WND editor, not even being sure whether the news agency would even have an editor. (Read more from “D’oh! See Where ‘Fake News’ Got Started” HERE)