Friday, February 18, 2011

Rubbish never sleeps

I thought Peter Chiasson's charming and silly story of his discovery of the remains of a Chinese pre-Columbian settlement on Cape Breton Island, as set out in his 2006 book The Island of the Seven Cities, had gone away after The Walrus published a detailed account of how his "ancient" "Chinese" "ruins" were built in the 1980s -- complete with a photo of a pickup truck in the middle.  Actually, we wrote it up at the time.

But stories have lives of their own, and the National Post clearly thinks Chaisson's story is too good to fact-check. Apparently the book has been published in China, so it's gonna live forever.  Even -- sigh, -- History Television is on it.
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