The pranksters claimed ‘mainstream media in the UK wouldn’t touch the story’ to get Mr Carlson’s attention

This article is somewhat disjointed, but still a fun idea.

      • edric
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        172 months ago

        And coin controlled grocery carts!

      • @thefartographer@lemm.ee
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        92 months ago

        You joke, but this was possibly a surprisingly smart callback to the fall of the USSR when Boris Yeltsin visited American grocery stores in 1989. Unlike Yeltsin, though, The World’s Oldest Boy-Idiot didn’t bother visiting more stores for even the mildest investigative reasons.

        For a guy who is always “just asking questions,” Fucker Charlatan has absolutely zero curiosity. If this professionally competitive shit-eater ever said anything of substance, I’d be worried that his shocked and angered discovery of - checks notes - cheap groceries in an invading country could actually mean something to anyone other than the dumbest 13% of his base.

    • Che Banana
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      262 months ago

      Im sure he furrowed his brow and looked on with false consternation

    • Clay_pidgin
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      242 months ago

      The part that most amused me was that those gorgeous subways were built by the Soviets.

  • Flying Squid
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    462 months ago

    “Was I, Tucker Carlson, taken in by a prank or did I know it was a prank? Would you know a prank if it was played on you? Do they want you to know? Is this America now? A place where even I can be pranked? What will you do if they prank you?”

  • @charles@lemmy.world
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    272 months ago

    I’m glad the pranksters realized when it would be going too far and pulled back. Making a mockery of a fool is one thing, but hugely contributing to disinformation fervor is another.

    • SuperDuper
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      352 months ago

      In related news, deplatforming fascists is effective and we should do so more frequently.

  • Aniki 🌱🌿
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    152 months ago

    It also included a clause in which the royals reserved the right to “amputate one limb of their choosing” if Mr Manners failed a probationary period.

    🤣

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    52 months ago

    also included a clause in which the royals reserved the right to “amputate one limb of their choosing” if Mr Manners failed a probationary period

    Guess they can’t read either.

  • fmstrat
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    42 months ago

    Should have set up a real looking website, mention it over and over, and wait until airing. Then as soon as it hits, swap the site to troll.