1st the story is true.
2nd Associated Content is not a parody site
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3rd the story did not first show up in AC’s humor page it was first posted in their society page
“Home » Society » Student Leaves Ham Sandwich on Lunch Table Near Muslims, Suspended for Hate Crime”
So was this perhaps another propaganda trap set to catch the right wing bloggers and they just got lucky enough to get Fox News too?
This is not the first time news media been caught in a similar trap. Remember CBS and the Bush National Guard memos?
Or this one with CNN and other networks running the phony Bush IQ story a few years back ...here. here's another and for the original posting
The first time, so long ago, I checked this site the IQ report was the only page. Looks like now they have expanded in to a full blown Bush hate fest
update: I did not give proper credit to the source of the google cache link, that credit belongs to "uptight" who posted this on Little Green Footballs. In fact this whole post was inspired by LGF
update: A leftie just posted a rebuttal to the LGF post and I posted a smack down reply