Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ford hoax exposed

I hate it when I get taken in.

And it was Ford who did it!

In this article entitled "We were THIS close to President Pelosi", I wrote about the news story describing how George Bush nearly blew himself up while mistakenly trying to plug an electrical line into the hydrogen tank of an experimental car.

Turns out it was just a stupid joke!

From Reuters (trust the Brits to get the story right!):
...(Ford) apologized after Mulally said his claim that he had intervened to prevent U.S. President George W. Bush from plugging an electrical cord into the hydrogen tank of an experimental Ford vehicle had been meant as a joke.
Oh, that's nice. You're a real joker, aren't you Mulally? What next, an engagement at the Improv?

Fine, I was duped. The guys who made up the entire story must be crazy.

Or, maybe...crazy like a FOX!

I was wondering about the situation, and found out a sordid truth. There were darker forces at work here. I did a little research into the news cycle of this story and by using obscure forensic internet techniques, I've discovered the true genesis of this story:

It was FOX NEWS!!!

Yep, it turns out that Fox News planted and nurtured this fabrication in an effort to discredit the entire leftist blogosphere! They knew that every progressive blogger with any hint of a sense of humor would be all over this story, and in one fell swoop Fox accomplished a miracle...they've managed to pull the wool over ALL our eyes.

Sneaky bastards!

Well, you win this round, Fox News!


s p a z e b o y said...

Not everybody was taken in.

CT Bob said...

"Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

- George W. Bush