So yesterday a Cornhusker fan created a fake news story using The Oklahoman's website that said OU qbs Sam Bradford and Landry Jones were arrested for selling cocaine. I saw the link posted on another site, and it took me all of two seconds to determine it was fake. I was soon joined by all those who finished high school with an acceptable gpa.
But to get a job in sports radio in Texas, you don't have to have an acceptable high school gpa. Shit, you probably don't even have to finish high school. Two sports stations reported the story as fact. Don't look at me. I only listen to Tradio.
Now the guy who posted the fake article has already taken it down and apologized.
"I want to express my deepest apologies to the families," Austinite James W. Conradt said Wednesday night. "That’s the thing I’m regretful about. I didn’t want to hurt anyone."
But apparently the damage has already been done.
"I’m going to prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law," said Kevin Jones, Landry’s father. "I’ve got deep enough pockets to do it."
We can surmise that Mr. Jones is very important, that he has many leather-bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany.
Oklahoman publisher David Thompson is also upset. "When this was brought to our attention, we took immediate action," he said. "Through our technology and news teams, we tracked him down and told him to cease and desist. We take this very seriously and will consider legal action."
"Webmaster, take us to Defcon 5."
God damn it. The only ones who fell for it were stupid people. Now we allow stupid people to decide our presidential elections. And, yeah, we allow them to decide what movies are made and what music is played on the radio. We also allow them to wear jorts and/or crocks. Where was I? Oh yeah. We can't allow stupid people to dictate everything we do.