Friday, September 11, 2009

CNN Runs 'Pretend News' Drill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CNN erroneously reported a Coast Guard vessel firing at a boat on the Potomac River as part of an exercise in pretend reporting. "Our experience indicates that an absence of facts may best be overcome by making things up," said a source inside CNN. "By inventing news, we control the story better. Additionally, pretend stuff requires many updates. And that's comforting to our advertisers." CNN will continue the exercise by airing stories on Satan at a healthcare protest and Howard Dean opening a meditation center. (Photo:

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