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How Perez Hilton Killed Castro

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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FIRST, WRONG Perez

This morning, as avid Web news junkies logged on and found the New York Times reporting Antonio Gonzales's resignation, they surely shared a common curiosity: Where was Perez Hilton on this?

After all, he was the one who broke the news on Friday that, unbeknowst to the rest of the media, the world's most enduring tyrant, Fidel Castro, had died. "PerezHilton.com was the first media outlet in the world to break the news of Castro's death," boasted Mario Lavandeira in his pink persona, Perez, in no less than four posts.

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There's just one problem. Not only did Perez scoop the Miami Herald, CNN, AP, et al. He scooped the U.S. State Department and Cuban officials, who say Fidel is very much alive and kicking and actively oppressing ... same as ever, really. Castro, himself, reportedly penned and signed an essay published Sunday about a historic Cuban political figure.

But isn't that exactly what you'd expect these people to do?

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