If it looks like it is fake, it is probably fake. A lesson someone in Denver is probably learning right now. Painfully so, in fact. On the bright side, if you live in the Denver area, I have a sneaking suspicion a position or two may be opening at this ABC News affiliate.
Journalists: Get it fast, but get it right.
I'm going back to NaNoWriMo, where the mice at least do their due diligence.