“Great story T. Vo,” said Karl Stefanovic this morning.
Except that it wasn’t real news at all….
The Today Show reported a manhunt is underway in Ohio for an “Ed Sheeran” lookalike who apparently performed at churches for 35 dollars and a sandwich.
But Nine’s producers failed to recognise that the Portsmouth Ohio Official Facebook page is a parody site.
The man is actually Andrew Campbell of Chester, UK, who was sentenced last month for four years and three months for dealing in heroin.
Nine later deleted their tweet with the report and told viewers “We did fall for this one. It was from a satirical news site.
“Still a good laugh.”