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Wed May 16, 2012, 01:49 PM

Readers bite on spoofs from ‘news’ site

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The state Legislature is not banning drive-through windows; Johnny Depp is not going to star as Jesco White in an upcoming movie; and Bigfoot was not spotted at a Beckley urinal.

But Todd Carpenter, creator of the fake news site The Diggerer, is more than happy if you believe those things are true. The website's popularity has skyrocketed in recent weeks as the rumor about Depp and drive-through windows swept across Facebook and Twitter.

Just a week after the Dancing Outlaw story, another Diggerer story about West Virginia legislators banning drive-through windows at restaurants started gaining traction online. The site's web hits jumped back to the 21,000 mark.

"If these people walk into the restaurant and order, it may be the only exercise they get all day. So I feel that forcing these people to walk to get their Big Macs may just be saving their lives," the fictional Sen. Buford Watson says in the story.

Internet users, believing the Diggerer was a real news site, became incensed.

http://www.dailymail.com/News/201204160266

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Lasher May 2012 OP
struggle4progress May 2012 #1
longship May 2012 #3
RC May 2012 #2
dr5645kr Jun 2012 #4
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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2012, 03:02 PM

3. OMG! The deer Xing one is actually real!

Maybe somebody with a sense of humor sent in the LTTE.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2012, 02:36 PM

2. Sure why not. If Fox News is to be believed by some, why not

 

satirical site to be believed as true too. Doesn't anyone question anything anymore?

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 03:29 AM

4. Spam deleted by cyberswede (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 02:54 AM

5. kick

 

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