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MoveOn claims it defaced Fox News HQ in prank

WASHINGTON – The progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org admitted Wednesday to filming a hoax video that in which anti-conservative slogans were splayed along the ticker outside Fox News’s Manhattan headquarters, the Huffington Post reports. “We are being lied to,” the electronic message board read briefly. “Rightwingers are destroying the middle class…

AP: Arizona deputy’s shooting by drug-runners may have been hoax

Two nationally known forensic pathologists are questioning a sheriff deputy’s version of how he was shot in the remote desert south of Phoenix, adding to theories that the incident was a hoax timed to enflame the debate over illegal immigration. Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll told investigators he was following…

Washington Post sportswriter suspended for Twitter hoax

A Twitter experiment that went awry has landed a sportswriter for The Washington Post with a one-month suspension. Mike Wise, a respected Post columnist, was suspended by the newspaper on Tuesday, a day after he posted a fake report on his Twitter account. “Roethlisberger will get five games, I’m told,”…

GOP congressman suggests runaway Toyota was a hoax

US House Rep. Darrell Issa wondered aloud Monday whether last week’s sensational incident of a runaway Toyota Prius was a hoax, telling CBS’s Early Show that some drivers may be lying about problems with their cars to gain fame. The California Republican pointed to news that investigators from Toyota and…

Stewart mocks Hannity for using snow in Houston to deny climate change

Earlier this month, ABC News and Fox News both cropped video to make it appear that Jon Stewart agreed with climate change skeptics. Stewart made it clear that he supports science that proves climate change is real Monday. “[G]lobal warming critics are not without their hyperbole,” explained Stewart. In a…

Goddamn Liar

I initially posted on what an obvious hoax this hoax of a story was yesterday afternoon, then took down the post. Mainly, it was because despite the fact the story seemed obviously made up, there was about a .75% chance that it wasn’t, and I wasn’t quite confident. Sometimes 99.25%…

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