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article imageLocal newscast hijack video fake

By Matt Harding     May 21, 2014 in Odd News
A video making its rounds on the Internet shows a man interrupting a news broadcast demanding the station cover "real news."
However, the video, posted by LiveLeak.com user nevillewilliams, is not of a real newscast.
The fake broadcast presents to viewers the downtown traffic problems that will be caused by a Miley Cyrus concert. A man can be heard off-screen saying, "This isn't real news!" The voice continues, and then appears in the frame. He said, "Cover real news! Cover the military-industrial complex! ... This [Miley Cyrus "news"] isn't real! You're living in a bubble!"
The anchor, "Dan Lee" of "Channel 8" then proceeds to send the "news" to the weatherman to report the five-day forecast.
Of course, the faux newscaster "Dan Lee" could not be found after extensive Internet searches. Unfortunately, many of the more than 35,000 viewers of the video seem to believe it to be true. Of course, there are also just as many who questioned the authenticity, even if they agreed with the sentiment.
LiveLeak user Ratiocinator commented, "Relevant, good, worthy, need-to-be-said, valid and righteous point. But fake."
As the saying goes, "You can't believe everything you hear or read on the Internet."
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