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ABC duped by Powerball lottery winner hoax

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2/22/2006

Is it something in the AIR, THE WATER, OR THE CROPS....that made these idiots help put this scam together???????....only in America..........

emilyg's avatar - cat anm.gif

pretty stupid.  Hit With Stick

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Every idiot gets his 15mins of fame!! Kudos...Cheers

now leave. . . .

 

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk

Before he flew home Tuesday, Pagani said he gets the same thrill from hoaxes as someone who collects stamps.

"With this, I can say I was in the New York Times, the Washington Post and on Good Morning America."

Sounds like  Pagani gets a thrill from running his big mouth and telling lies to make national news.  When he compares it to collecting stamps, he's also lying to himself and believing it.

Raven62's avatar - binary

LOL! ROFL

Maybe it's time someone or group of someones played a prank on the pranksters!

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You know, I don't agree with people getting mad, it actually is funny if it can be pulled off. As he said, a magician does magic. Kinda like Bill Clinton not having sexual relations with Monica, the guy writing the book Oprah supported, and George Bush and weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Those things are still debated, covered in the media, and this guy just had his time in the limelight. It is not worth getting bent out of shape over. And before anyone jumps on me, NO, I do not condone lying. This is a prank, plain and simple.

truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure

Pagani said he is a former disc jockey

While this prank didn't fall under the "disgusting" category, I have seen/heard several pranks pulled by disc jockeys that are disgusting.  Something should be done to those DJs to keep their pranks in the "suitable for families" range.  Not that Howard Stern pulls pranks but I was all for the fines he got.  That is what should happen to other DJs too.

Common sense.  Common decency.  That is what should keep people from doing things like this. 

Other than that, do we write up a law banning pranks?

 

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I agree Truecritic, some of those are pretty bad and hurtful. This guy hurt no one, 200 people received a free meal, and the press jumped too quickly. Simple as that. The press received the "Dewey defeats Truman" award.

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I love seeing the media duped. It's great. The media knows nothing or less than nothing and half the time they claim to know the truth. When they get duped it's a very funny day in my book. The media should do it's homework rather than try to sensationalize everything and everyone. The media is really the big scam artist here, don't feel sorry for them, if they researched the truth rather than publish the quick tabloid headlines everyday then they would find that the ruth cannot be hidden, it can always be found. Cheers,

konane's avatar - wallace

I love seeing the media duped. It's great. The media knows nothing or less than nothing and half the time they claim to know the truth. When they get duped it's a very funny day in my book. The media should do it's homework rather than try to sensationalize everything and everyone. The media is really the big scam artist here, don't feel sorry for them, if they researched the truth rather than publish the quick tabloid headlines everyday then they would find that the ruth cannot be hidden, it can always be found. Cheers,

I Agree!  Get the headline first, don't be concerned with accuracy. 

The lazy MSM got exactly what they deserved this time. Big Grin

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I wonder if ABC hired the former Dan Rather fact checkers from CBS?

Maybe it's time someone or group of someones played a prank on the pranksters!

People love to see this sort of thing.  Look how much Sterm is getting to make fools out of any American with ethics and integrity.  The American public is paying him to do what he does.

 Not that Howard Stern pulls pranks but I was all for the fines he got. 

 Actually, Stern did not pay a penny.  His organization, and his insurance company, paid all the fines.  Its like fining a Pro-football player $50K, then paying him $25M to show up.  Write it of as an uninsured loss.

 

fja's avatar - gnome1

I love seeing the media duped. It's great. The media knows nothing or less than nothing and half the time they claim to know the truth. When they get duped it's a very funny day in my book. The media should do it's homework rather than try to sensationalize everything and everyone. The media is really the big scam artist here, don't feel sorry for them, if they researched the truth rather than publish the quick tabloid headlines everyday then they would find that the ruth cannot be hidden, it can always be found. Cheers,

I Agree!  Get the headline first, don't be concerned with accuracy. 

The lazy MSM got exactly what they deserved this time. Big Grin

I'd have to agree...News isn't really news anymore...It's what they heard someone say........Thats all they print or show........That and Paris Hilton!

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Well I have no love for jokers, tricksters, game players and con artists but with regard to ABC (OR any other media outlet) getting duped all I can say is...KEWL!

Jim 

truecritic's avatar - PirateTreasure

The media knows nothing or less than nothing

So, you don't like the media?  The ones that provide 99% of the news that you hear, see or read?

if they researched the truth rather than publish the quick tabloid headlines everyday then they would find that the ruth cannot be hidden, it can always be found.

REALLY?  Just where does that truth pop out?  Over the fence talking with a neighbor?

Chewie

Thanks for pointing that out to everyone that didn't know that the broadcasting companies get the fine.  Seems like I remember Stern getting a personal fine as well?  Regardless, the gist of all my comments are that people shouldn't behave badly in public just because they can. 

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