The great "Cheating Husband" hoax

September 4, 2009 5:17:44 AM PDT
You might have heard the story of the cheating husband, who had to stand at a busy Washington-area intersection as his punishment.

Well, The Washington Post reports it was a hoax. According to the Post, the host of "The Kane Show" on a local radio station (WIHT-FM) admitted on the air that he was behind the stunt.

DJ Kane says he was conducting an experiment on the media's fact-checking standards.

The man who identified himself as William Taylor is actually a station intern. He carried sign that read, "I cheated. This is my punishment."