Fake CNN Report

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  1. Vince Maskeeper

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    I assume this is a bad idea of an april folls joke- since no other news source is reporting it --and they list the murderer as "Alek Hidell" which is the alias used by Lee Harvey Oswald (along with Alex Hydell).
    I was just taken a back at first, as I wouldn't expect CNN to post an april fools joke like that.
    http:[email protected]...01/index.html
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

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    Just realized this is not really a CNN site-- rather "http://www.cnn-news.com/" which is not CNN's domain. Really convincing fake though!
     
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    that "@64.39.46.20...r.01/index.html" addy looks fishy...

    its a joke... bad one at that...
     
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    That was interesting, to say the least, but what were you doing there, Vince?

    Glenn
     
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    That's not at all funny. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    That is sooooo wrong for so many different reasons. But, God bless the first amendment. [​IMG]
     
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    boooo [​IMG]
     
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    Er, I think you should rename the thread.
     
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    As a frequent IRC user you learn that whenever you see "@" in the url assume it's a fake.
     
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    Definitely...please rename the thread.
    I hate April Fools Day...I'm way too gullible.
     
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    This is in very poor taste.
     
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    Why do people want to expend the energy and resources to fabricate something like this horrible story?!!
    It's truly a very cruel trick!
    I saw this on another forum-type website earlier today....and I must say, if for just an instant [considering that it has the appearance of being from the legit CNN site], it had me going. But the instant I saw the name Alek Hidell, I knew it was a joke right then! Being very familiar with the JFK killing, I recognized this Lee Oswald alias immediately.
    I must say, if these pranksters REALLY wanted to get more people believing this evil joke, they surely should have used some other name as the killer. Because lots of people, like me, would recognize the name "Hidell" right off.
    Terrible, terrible 4/1 gag!! Mr. Gates and family should seek out the culprits and drop a 500-pound box of Microsoft software on their friggin' heads!!! [​IMG]
     
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    On another note..
    [​IMG]
    Oh, that's offensive.
     
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    Whatever comes after the @ is actually the site that you're taken to.
     
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    I thought it to be quite clever. I love elaborate practical jokes. Sure it's sick and wrong, but that is half the fun.
     
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    Did this cruel April 1 joke ever make the national news?

    Anybody see it on CNN (or other)?? Just curious as to whether the culprit(s) was being seeked out.
     
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