Media Dupes

Media hoax artist Joey Skaggs has gotten reporters to fall for fake stories including a cemetery amusement park, a robbery at a celebrity sperm bank, and a canine brothel. (Skaggs called it a "cathouse for dogs.") Skaggs says his success at hoodwinking journalists shows how little effort they put into checking their facts. "They are the status quo with capped teeth and hair spray," he says. "They are the puppet presenters of misinformation, propaganda, lies, deceit and commercialism.