Meet the #Creedmunity: How one guy’s joke about the new Rocky movie fooled lazy journalists

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If you call your publication Fact, you’re really leaving yourself open to gags when you fail to check basic facts. Say, for instance, when you stumble upon a campaign, purporting to be led by fans of defunct Christian rock band Creed, angered that the upcoming Rocky spinoff ‘Creed’ is cluttering up the Web. Filmmaker Nick Robinson set up the elaborate joke on Change.org with a petition called “Change the name of the movie Creed.” It begins: The movie ‘Creed’ about the son of Rocky Balboa’s deceased trainer’s son [sic], is making it difficult, if not impossible, for the still-vital online Creed fanbase to exchange…

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