Newspaper Prints Story About A Man Who Claims Anna Nicole Smith Bore His Son
Most of the New Times Web site's readers commenting on the article said that they were hip to the hoax. A few pointed to the paper's history of phony stories, as well as several "facts" in the article.
Charles Tatum is the name on the byline of the far-fetched story, which is the only article on the New Times Web site with that name.
Tatum—or at least a man at the New Times offices claiming to be Tatum—spoke to The Showbuzz insisting that the story was true and that he went to Soto's home.
"(Soto) spins quite a tale," Tatum said. "He has documents to back it up and photos. I don't know. I'm not an expert in documents, (but) he had enough for me to believe that he was who he said he was."
But, the Tohono O'odham nation may not appreciate the joke.
Matt Smith, a spokesman for the Tohono O'ohoma tribe, tells The Showbuzz that tribal leaders are not happy that the tribe is mentioned so prominently in the New Times article. They're also not thrilled about the photo of Soto posing with a bottle of whiskey and othere references to drinking in the article.
On the other hand, the reservation is building a new resort and casino, so perhaps they're actually in on the joke for the publicity.