Media Relations NY Times duped by fake news story Ever read an article and think: ‘That belongs in The Onion’? Unfortunately, this didn’t occur to Times editors—until it was too late. By Michael SebastianApril 25, 2011 SHARE One cover featured President Obama. Kind of odd for this sort of magazine, don’t you think? Turns out it was the work of The Onion. On Sunday, the Times published a correction at the end of the story that said: To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.