In honor of April Fools Day on Tuesday, fourteen of the greatest hoaxes ever.


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In honor of April Fools Day on Tuesday, fourteen of the greatest hoaxes ever.

The list is decidedly non-political, but the one theme running through almost all these hoaxes is how the press is often the number one victim.

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  • wodun

    “the press is often the number one victim”

    Victim or perpetrator?

  • mpthompson

    It much easier to fooled by a hoax when not only you want the hoax to be true, but you believe yourself morally superior for believing the hoax. More than anything else, I believe this is the Democrats governing philosophy.

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