A University of Nebraska football fan gets his undies in an uproar over Oklahoma fans invading the message board where he spends his free time and decides to get back at them by stealing THE OKLAHOMAN’S look and feel to write a fake article about OU’s quarterbacks being caught selling cocaine and posting it to the board. Ha ha, right?
Except, of course, multiple Texas radio stations thought it was true. Now the nitwits that fell for the trick have got the nitwit that created the article in trouble. The 36-year-old man has apologized repeatedly for his nitwittery, but everyone from the newspaper to one of the quarterback’s parents has threatened to sue him all the way back into his mother’s womb. Ha ha?
The person most excited about this story, though, must be Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell. Here’s a guy that knows how to fill column inches, he can work in full color, and he’ll do it for free. Sure, it’s wildly inaccurate, but did you hear him say “free”? Zell smells profit! Sign that guy up to run the HARTFORD COURANT.