Thursday, April 09, 2009

April Fools Joke fooled USA Today and CBS Sports

In a previous post, I made some fun of Armando for calling we bloggers know-nothings, and I was particularly amused by his comment that he has to put out fires that we start.
On April Fools day, our friend Brian (the PhinPhantic) posted a humorous article quoting John Clayton, stating that the Dolphins would have to give back the draft pick to the Redskins if they re-signed JT.
If you read it carefully - and examine the links - you will see this is a carefully crafted joke.  My hat goes off to Brian for this one.
Apparently, that was some scoop to several media outlets, and may have even fooled Armando.
I guess we bloggers do get noticed, don't we?
Here's a tip for you "professional" journalists: check your facts.  You're paid to do just that.  You got punked in an April Fools joke because you decided a juicy story based on what the industry calls "blowback" would be better than doing your homework!

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