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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 30, 1938: Orson Welles’ radio play The War of the Worlds terrorizes listeners who believe the Martian invasion is fact, not fiction. (See Performance Art for more info)