article A new paper in Mexico claims to be the real thing.
And it’s selling it on Craigslist.
A former newsroom manager, Carlos Perez, claims he wrote the story and got a newspaper delivery, but a state investigation found he had no idea the newspaper would sell like that.
Now, Perez is suing the newspaper, which he says did not give him notice that the paper would be sold, and he wants it shut down.
He’s also suing the paper for damages, saying it broke the law by falsely claiming it was the real deal.
He says the paper had promised him it would be delivered in Mexico City, but when he got home, the paper was gone.
It’s the latest in a string of cases in which newsrooms have come under fire for misleading customers, misleading reporters and lying to reporters.
NPR’s Mara Liasson says this latest paper is not new.
We reported last year that the owner of the paper in Tijuana was in court to face charges of filing false documents to hide the paper’s true destination.
That story was based on a tip from a former employee.