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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 SniggleryJanuary 16, 1926: BBC radio reports that a mob has destroyed the parliament building and Big Ben; in a War of the Worlds-like confusion between fiction and fact, many people believe the report is true. (See News Hoaxes for other hoaxed news stories)