Just discovered this clip in which a Howard Stern fan represents himself as a general in Iraq to CNN:
Apparently, YouTube is littered with videos like this one. They’ve fooled everyone — CNN, Fox, CNBC.
Despite all the talk about “getting the facts straight,” television journalists don’t appear to be trying very hard to verify their sources.
My brother told me last night about this incredible example, Peter Jennings interviewing a Stern fan during the O.J. Simpson incident.