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15th Annual New York City April Fool’s Day Parade -- April Fool's Day, 2000
A news release sent to the media stated that the 15th annual New York City April Fool’s Day Parade was scheduled to begin at noon on 59th Street and would proceed down to Fifth Avenue. According to the news release, floats in the parade would include a “Beat ‘em, Bust ‘em, Book ‘em” float created by the New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle police departments. This float would portray “themes of brutality, corruption and incompetence.“ A “Where’s Mars?“ float, reportedly built at a cost of $10 billion, would portray missed Mars missions. Finally, the “Atlanta Braves Baseball Tribute to Racism” float would feature John Rocker who would be “spewing racial epithets at the crowd.“ CNN and the Fox affiliate WNYW sent television news crews to cover the parade. They arrived at 59th Street at noon only to discover that there was no parade. The police informed them that they had received no notification of a parade. Reluctantly, the reporters realized that they had been hoaxed. The prank was the handiwork of Joey Skaggs, a well-known hoaxer.

dumb ass reporters
Posted by yo  on  Fri Apr 02, 2004  at  12:43 PM
"dumb a** reporters"

Isn't that redundant?
smile
Posted by Dan  on  Fri Apr 02, 2004  at  01:32 PM
This must be copied from WEBN in cincinnati. During the 80's when i was in college in cincy, they always broadcast the Fool's Parade every april 1, and covered it in detail, describing all the floats etc. They also always came out with a ton of fake commercials on that day for products from "Brute Force Cybernetics".
Posted by rob brown  on  Sat Apr 03, 2004  at  07:08 PM
I think this is great. Any chance to make media sensationalism look stupid, in my opinion, should be taken to whatever hoaxy heights people would like. So nerts to all of you stuffy-headed snobs who are too good to laugh at a "serious" joke.
Posted by Rebecca  in  New Haven  on  Mon Apr 05, 2004  at  03:30 AM
Classic. reporters need to be shown that they dont know it all sometimes
Posted by Lauren Hillmen  in  Tuscon,AZ  on  Thu Apr 22, 2004  at  05:14 PM
WEBN in Cincinnati has broadcast the Fools Day parade for years. Always on March 32nd for those of you with a good calendar.
Posted by JB  in  Cincinnati  on  Tue Apr 05, 2005  at  09:23 AM
The one thing that makes this hoax hilarious is that it is a hoax about a hoax parade, giving the reporters a hoax about a parade of hoaxes. LOL
Posted by Jacob Woelmer  on  Tue Apr 04, 2006  at  11:16 PM
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