New York Times duped by The Onion's fake 'Tiger Beat' magazine cover featuring President Obama

The New York Times had to do some back pedaling this week after it mistakenly published a fake magazine cover featuring President Barack Obama.

Over the weekend, the newspaper ran a series of past "Tiger Beat" magazine covers as a tribute to the teen tabloid. Somehow, a fake Tiger Beat cover, created by The Onion, a website featuring satirical news articles, ended up in that gallery.

The fake magazine cover (in upper left-hand corner of this article) was called, "Barack Obama Tiger Beat Cover Clinches Slumber Party Vote". It also had a quote from the President admitting "I sing in the shower".

On Tuesday, The Times fessed up to the mistake with the following quote:

A series of pictures last Sunday of covers of the magazine Tiger Beat, with an article about how the original teen-girl tabloid has remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1965, erroneously included a parody cover, produced by the satiric newspaper The Onion, that featured a picture of President Obama.

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