Trying to correct bad information online is like trying to kill a cockroach. No matter what you do, it just won't die.

Instead, it gets regurgitated around the world without any fact-checking or original reporting.

Things get even nastier when bad information gets picked up by talk radio and infotainment shows such as The O'Reilly Factor. Think cockroach infestation on steroids.

That's what happened to North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) when a reporter for an online "news" site, World Net Daily, sent an error-filled story spinning around the globe.

Touting its "investigative reports and conservative commentary," the Oregon-based site attacked CMS Superintendent Peter Gorman


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