The end for Strumpette?

ChapelThe webmaster at PR industry blog Strumpette has posted a fake AP dispatch announcing that the blog's creator, the pseudonymous Amanda Chapel, suffered broken bones and a concussion in a one-car, high-speed, late-night crash on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago. The details are that Chapel, 37, was driving a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT "when, for an undetermined reason, the car drifted into the center median. Chapel apparently overcorrected to the right, causing her car to go into a broadside skid across the eastbound lanes. The car then left the roadway and rolled over two times, police said." Except that Chapel is a character on an anony-blog fed by perhaps more than one disgruntled PR type, and AP says they didn't move any such story. So are the site's writers trying to kill off Amanda? Or just get a little end-of-year attention? Here are some previous discussions of Strumpette at Jeff Jarvis's blog, The Bivings Report and a PR blog.

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