Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley released a ten page plan Thursday for regulating Wall Street and breaking up the country's banks.
O'Malley outlines the paper as "protecting the American dream from another Wall Street crash."
Bloomberg Politics reporter Phil Mattingly noticed the first footnote sourced a satirical website, The Daily Currant.
People often times fall for the The Daily Currant's dry humor as real news.
Lis Smith, a aide to O'Malley, defended the error on Twitter.
The campaign quickly fixed the mistake:
And said it was not big deal:
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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