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That recurring byline on SFGate’s America’s Cup coverage: ‘America’s Cup’*

Thursday, August 2, 2012

With all the hubbub recently over fake bylines in its real estate section from content farm BlockShopper, a chief source of the Chronicle’s continuing coverage of the 2013 America’s Cup preparations has gotten less attention. But for months now SFGate has been running press releases from the regatta’s sponsoring organization as if they were news, assigning the byline “America’s Cup.” You can scroll back through a slew of them at the bottom of this post.

[Update:  Thursday's "coverage" included this gem: "San Francisco comes together to support America's Cup." ]

[Hat tip: John Upton via Twitter]

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