9 Major Stories Everyone Got Wrong This Year

Earlier this year we took a look at the “Epic Beard Man” meme, which the Internet sold to us as “elderly white war vet stands up to young black thug” instead of the more accurate “mentally disturbed old man has yet another in a long line of violent outbursts on a confused victim.” It turns out that’s not exactly an isolated incident. If we wrote an article every time something went viral based purely on a lack of context, that’s all we’d write about. So we’ve narrowed it down to the biggest stories that the media and the Internet got the most wrong in 2010.

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