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March 7, 2007
'Daily Show' or local TV news: Part 5

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Time again for another installment of our feature, "Is it a 'Daily Show' spoof or is it local TV news?"

Tuesday night, Channel 13 reported on a Yuba County woman whose house burned down and, in the charred remains, she claims she saw the face of Jesus burned into the wallpaper.

What makes this story rate high on the cheesiness factor is the absolute gee-whiz credulity of Channel 13's Mike Dello Stritto's reporting. At one point, he asks in a voiceover, "Is this the immaculate conception or just warped perception?"

And how did Dello Stritto answer that? By giving us more sound bites from Ms. York, who has framed the supposed heavenly image.

Sorry, but it looks to us more like a ... well, charred wallpaper.

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