Claim: Dr. Laura Schlessinger adopted ten pitbulls from a shelter and immediately had them euthanized.
Example: [Collected via Email, December 2014]
I read on Facebook that Dr. Laura Schlessinger (radio personality) adopted
Origins: In mid-December 2014, radio talk show host
Radio Host Dr. Laura Adopts Ten Pit Bulls, Immediately Has Them Euthanized
Just days after saying that “Pit bulls are a waste of space and should all be put down” on her radio show, The
Soon afterwards links and excerpts referencing this article were being circulated via social media, with many of those who encountered the item mistaking it for a genuine news item. However, the article was just a spoof from Empire News, one of many fake news sites that publishes fictional stories such as "Cure for Cancer Discovered; 'Amazingly Simple' Says Researcher," and "College Student Excused from Classes After Dog Eats Grandmother," and "Woman Gives Birth, Confuses Doctors by Asking for Maternity Test." Its disclaimer page notes Empire News "is a satirical and entertainment website."
Last updated: 27 December 2014