Tuesday, March 22, 2005

CNN Duped on Air

I have to tip my hat to Ace right up front on this one folks and this one is precious.

CNN was duped on air by a fan of Howard Stern. While covering a wild fire in California, the CNN reporter interviewed a caller claiming to be the mayor of San Diego. The caller was, in fact, not the mayor of San Diego, or any other city, but a prankster. You would think that a producer working for CNN would have been smart enough to at least check to see if this guy really was the mayor of San Diego before putting the call through. But alas, in the world of main stream media, source checking isn't a high priority.