Saturday, December 24, 2005

It Was A Hoax

I knew there was something fishy about that story out of U. Massachusetts— the one about the political science student getting a visit from scary men in black from the Department of Fatherland Security supposedly just because he requested a copy of Mao's Little Red Book on inter-library loan.

I was right: it was a hoax. That's why I didn't post about it here. Looks like none of the other editorial board at The MojoWire got fished into this one either, for which I'm grateful. We've been gulled by hoaxes almost as bad as this one, and we've never failed to admit those mistakes. We promised to be more cynical, and this should serve as evidence of our efforts to be more suspicious of stories like these.

Anyway... would somebody please smack that kid around for me? I hate time-wasting little snots like him.

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