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Fake Heinz Ward Report Fools WPXI

The Post-Gazette reports on a satirical, The Onion-style "report" by a website called "Bro Council" that former Steelers star Hines Ward had signed with the Baltimore Ravens, and how WPXI took it seriously and reported it as real news Wednesday morning.

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I'd never expect a piece of satire by a website called "Bro Council" to actually be funny, and this one mostly isn't, although there's no way any sentient human should have taken it seriously, and I did get a chuckle out of this:

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The New York Jets were considering making an offer to Ward, but decided against it when they realized they may have a quarterback controversy on their hands if they signed the former Georgia Bulldogs QB.

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That's news, ladies and gentlemen. Oh well -- well done, "Bro Council." As for WPXI, at least they corrected their mistake on air a few minutes later.

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