publication date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 (part of Fall 2020)

category: Hoaxes

clue: When she claimed to report objectively about a bloody sport in Denver, it turned out that she had a dog in the fight.

explanation: In 1990, Bergen made a documentary called Blood Sport about an underground dogfighting ring in Denver, but she staged the fights to invent footage, ending her career in television journalism. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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