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Gossip Cop Tabloid Scorecard — See February’s Worst Offenders Here!

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss

(National Enquirer)

Star magazine had 25 wrong rumors busted in February, making the publication Gossip Cop’s top offender for the second month in a row.

We corrected the tabloid for inaccurate stories about Ellen DeGeneres, Kate Middleton, and Kanye West, to just name a few.

The National Enquirer, however, was certainly the worst offender of the month for its entirely made-up story alleging Philip Seymour Hoffman was in a secret gay relationship prior to his death (see above right).

Gossip Cop was the FIRST outlet to debunk the false story, and the mag was later forced to issue a major apology.

How did other tabloids fare in February?

Check out the scorecard below — and stick with Gossip Cop as we continue to separate fact from fiction all year long.

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GOSSIP COP’S FEBRUARY TABLOID SCORECARD*

Star………………………………………….25

National Enquirer………………………..15

OK!………………………………………….14

Life & Style…………………………………9

In Touch…………………………………….7

*Indicates the Top 5 publications with the most rumors corrected by Gossip Cop between February 1 and February 28, 2014.

 


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