Daily Star and Reader: Dumb and Dumber
1) Lebanese presidential candidate Chibli Mallat forms a committee of his OWN supporters in the US to back his run for office. (my previous post)
2) The Daily Star publishes the news under the headline: "US backs Mallat on Presidency", making it look like an official endorsement by the Unied States government.
3) One of their gullible readers buys it, writes a letter to the editor, and all but accuses Mallat of being a US agent.
4) PUNCH LINE: The Daily Star finds nothing better than to PUBLISH the letter in the "readers" section (second letter on page).