New Media has taken April Fool’s Day to a whole new level…
RedState co-founder Josh Treviño apparently thought it would be funny play an April Fool’s prank on his friends. And so, he announced he would be taking over Bob Herbert’s New York Times column.
This, of course, was obviously fake. (The Times would never be smart enough to hire Treviño.)
Nevertheless, several Treviño pals bought it. One of them was Charmaine Yoest, the president of Americans United for Life (AUL), who Tweeted out a congratulations.
In fairness, anyone can be punk’d — you don’t expect your friends to lie to you. This could happen to you or me.
And though The Times would never hire Treviño, he is a terrific writer.
Of course, Yoest wasn’t the only one who fell for it — many did. When one friend Tweeted his displeasure, Treviño responded: “You’re annoyed? My MOM just called, bursting with pride.”
Interestingly, though Treviño revealed the ruse several hours ago, I get the feeling that a lot of people still aren’t in on the joke. (Don’t tell Charmaine.)