Ho Lee Fuk, Howie Felterbush!

Gannett’s USAToday Gets Pranked While Reporting Zimmerman Verdict

'Howie Felterbush's' facebook avatar. The photo is actually of photographer Terry Richardson, according to TinEye.com

‘Howie Felterbush’s’ facebook avatar. The photo is actually of photographer Terry Richardson and two friends, according to TinEye.com

Newspaper/website conglomerate Gannett has more problems than the Asbury Park Press Editorial Board Neptune Nudniks.

The editors of the USA Today, the flagship paper of the Nudnik’s parent company, Gannett, were pranked over the weekend while covering the George Zimmerman verdict.

Deadspin caught the prank and saved it with a screen grab:

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Given that most of Gannett’s news is reported elsewhere first, it is mildly surprising and greatly amusing that they weren’t on the lookout for pranksters given what happened to Oakland California TV station KTVU after the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport last week.


Posted: July 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park Press, Gannett, Media, NJ Media | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Ho Lee Fuk, Howie Felterbush!”

  1. Proud Republican said at 6:36 pm on July 15th, 2013:

    Absolutely hilarious. Whenever I feel down about the disaster occupying the White House, I will play this and double over with laughter. It also reminds us what idiots the elite liberal media numbskulls are.

  2. TheDigger said at 9:10 am on July 16th, 2013:

    Saturday Night Live has a new script writer!

    They do say laughter is the best medicine…how dumb could that newscaster be? What about her producer?

    And we watch TV for the news? No wonder this country is going down the tubes.

  3. TheDigger said at 9:11 am on July 16th, 2013:

    Actually they missed one – Wi Tu Dum – the lead newscaster.