So convenient of Puerto Rico’s #1 TV Show, to admit it ignored basic journalism protocol and screwed up AFTER THE FACT.
WAPA’s SuperXClusivo—a news, entertainment, and gossip show hosted by a FREAKING PUPPET—has gone on record to say that they knew the the John McCain story where the Arizona senator questions the US citizenship of Dallas Maverick and Puerto Rican start José Juan Barea was a HOAX even when they broadcast it.
Funny they should say that, since even though their producers assured us that the actual clip where LA COMAY (whose creator makes over 3 million dollars a year) reports the McCain story as true is not on the show’s official website.
We talked with José, one of the show’s assistant producers, who said that even though SuperXClusivo realized after the fact that the story was fake, the show should not be singled out, since other outlets reported the same story (FYI: a quick Google news search of the original story confirmed that no major Puerto Rican media outlet picked up the original story.)
“Everyone in Puerto Rico thought it was a real story, but then everyone realized that it was a joke,” José said to us over the weekend via a phone call to the SuperXClusivo show. ”All the Puerto Rican press reported it as a serious story, it wasn’t just SuperXClusivo. If you think we are the only ones who didn’t check out the story, then you have to tell that to the entire Puerto Rican press. It’s not just us that ran with the story.”
So, once again, the puppet thinks she is better than all the others.
The fact remains: SuperXClusivo treated a fake story as if it were news. They lacked BASIC JOURNALISM SKILLS. Viewers thought the story was real. It wasn’t, and we were the first blog in the world to report it. Eventually, SuperXClusivo admitted it was a hoax, but we think the damage had already been done.
To the island of Puerto Rico, WHY DO YOU KEEP WATCHING THIS SHOW? WAKE UP!!!!