4th Anniversary of Perez Hilton (Wrongly) Declaring Fidel Castro Dead

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By Daniel Gates

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We’re a day late, but Happy Anniversary, Perez Hilton!

Back in August 2007, the blogger infamously posted an exclusive claiming Fidel Castro had died. “Sources reveal exclusively to PerezHilton.com that U.S. officials will be holding a press conference shortly to announce the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro,” he announced. We’re, um, still waiting for that press conference.

The funniest part about Hilton’s “reporting” that day was that he later doubled (and quadrupled) down on his 100% wrong bet. “The announcement of Fidel Castro’s death will be made at approximately 4:00 P.M. Eastern, PerezHilton.com has just been updated exclusively,” wrote the blogger in an update. After being proven wrong, a defiant Hilton posted a third story claiming Castro was dead. And again it was STILL a COMPLETE LIE. How can someone get it so wrong?

It was that type of downright false “reporting” that inspired Gossip Cop to launch this very site, with a mission to hold other outlets responsible for anything less than factual reporting. Perez is still churning out false stories, and Gossip Cop is still calling him out for it. It’s now four years later. Fidel Castro is still alive. Perez Hilton is still “dead” wrong.

Happy Anniversary, Perez!

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