It appears we may have been duped with respect to the Maradiago story (see below). We asked for comments, and we got 'em. A reader wrote to us earlier this afternoon:
"You got played. The canadafreepress story about Maradiaga copied most of its 'quotes' from an article that appeared in The Onion a few weeks back. I don't think The Onion still has the story up, but here's evidence of it: http://peepingthomists.blogspot.com/2005/03/onion-strikes-again.html."
Ouch for us. We'll live to battle another day, though.