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This isn't really even a sentence, and the last sentence ain't great either.:
He left two separate journalism positions, Nevada (1864) fleeing a challenge to duel and San Francisco fleeing outraged police officials, because his satire and fiction were often taken for the truthful accounts they were presented as. Of this experience he said, "a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Ironically, the accuracy of many newspaper and autobiographical accounts used to follow the early life of Samuel Clemens are in doubt. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:31, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
The lede describes the article as being about hoaxes and parody, but includes The Daily Show which largely focuses on actual news stories, and only does parody bits on the side. Hoaxes pretending to be genuine news (e.g. clickbait web sites that crank out articles about celebrities dying), satirists parodying the news media (e.g. The Onion), and comedy programs about the news (e.g. The Daily Show) are three different things. -Jason A. Quest (talk) 17:05, 24 April 2016 (UTC)