Much like a headless chicken, the story about a Hitler-themed restaurant in Bangkok just keeps on running, despite the fact that Daily Mail's story is, most likely, all made up, as I blogged about the other day. Heaps of journos have now picked up the story, complete with Alan Robertson's now infamous fake quote, and continued the spread of misinformation. Among the more high-profile reporters who took the bait are:
- Melissa Locker of Time (@woolyknickets). Her story appears to have been deleted but it still shows up in a search on Time's website at the time of writing. (Update: This story has since been reposted with a correction citing the Bangkok Post's own correction. Nobody appears to want to mention that the Post only printed that story after it got called out on social media.)
- Nadine DeNinno (@nadinedeninno) of International Business Times. Her story is here.
- Jasmin Sun (@JasminSun) of Eater. Check out her piece.
- Neetzan Zimmerman (@Neetzan) of Gawker. Here's Neetzan's article, although it has been updated with the Bangkok Post's correction, which itself came after a now-deleted story about the whole shebang.
- Kelsey Osterman (@kelseyosterman) of Red Alert also got in on the action.
- Jason Notte (@Notteham) of MSN Money had a go, too.
- Ron Dicker (@RonDicker) of the Huff Post wrote the story that got the most attention after the Daily Mail's article.
There are more, including about a gazillion in languages other than English, but these are the ones at the top of the Interwebs. And of course, we shouldn't forget Daily Mail Reporter, who got the ball rolling. Also, Coconuts Bangkok is just about the only news outlet that bothered to do a Google search.