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News Trolls

This section got far too huge as the news media continues to degenerate into farce! I’ve had to split it up into two sections:

  • News Trolls: Inside Jobs — Mischief-minded reporters and April Fooling news rooms printing all the news that gives you fits: Monkeyfishing, Stephen Glass, Janet Cooke, Jack Kelley, Jayson Blair, Paul Maliszewski, Lester Green, the Spaghetti Harvest, Edgar Allan Poe, H.L. Mencken and Michael Born
  • News Trolls: Trolling from Outside — How pranksters like “Arm the Homeless” fool the media into reporting fake news: Clone hoaxes, Falun Gong satellite hacking, the Monkey Man, the Dole Army, Rick Mercer, Brass Eye, Harry Reichenbach, Crass, the famous token negro of Wisconsin, government disinformation campaigns, Joey Skaggs, Alan Abel and Heywood Jablome

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On This Day in SniggleryOctober 31, 1974: A radio drama about deadly bacteria from outer space gets misinterpreted as a news event by hundreds of panicky listeners. (See News Trolls for more of this sort of thing)