Tuesday, January 25, 2005
CNN.com - Reporter fired for Yahoo baby hoax - Jan 24, 2005:
"BUCHAREST, Romania (Reuters) -- A Romanian tabloid says it has fired a reporter for making up a story about a couple who named their son Yahoo as a sign of gratitude for meeting over the Internet.
Earlier this month, major Bucharest daily Libertatea published a story saying two Romanians had named their baby Yahoo and printed a picture of his birth certificate. The news was widely picked up on the Internet.
'It was the reporter's child's birth certificate, which he modified,' said Simona Ionescu, Libertatea's deputy editor-in-chief. 'We fired him.'"