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.