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Don’t Believe Everything You See

April 16, 2008 6:00 AM

Esquire ran a story earlier this month on Internet video hoaxes. The story debated whether some of the popular viral videos were really just fakes, dummied up in a digital age.

That story (and sadly, the videos embedded in it have all been taken down) reminded me of video I received from a PR firm earlier this week featuring Rupert Murdoch in a tirade. Do you think it’s a real or fake?


Apparently the Web world was all atwitter over its authenticity, but yes, folks, it’s a fake—though a darn good one, I’d say.

It appears the video was created by Wall Street Journal Parody, a parody magazine of the Wall Street Journal, created by several humorists.

So there you go.


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