Parody news from the AP?

By Steve Outing

Is this story a joke? “Clinton, Obama keep distance at Bush speech: Rivals come within a foot of one another without acknowledging it.”

The Associated Press report, as spotted on, also includes an accompanying video and this earth-shattering news:

In other handshaking news, Bush shook Obama’s hand after the speech but not Clinton’s.”

So this is the state of political journalism? I thought I was reading an April Fool’s joke.

Time to go read about Britney Spears now. 😉

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!