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Anderson Cooper got duped by a ClickHole joke

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CNN could use a few more fact-checkers.

Sure, a common lout like Russell Crowe might be duped into thinking that the Onion-owned viral media satire site ClickHole is a genuine news outlet. But surely the same wouldn’t happen to a Yale-educated CNN anchor!

Ummm… Anderson Cooper, are you really this fuzzy about the details of your own life? Did you worry that you’d given a graduation speech on Ambien or something? Of course they make this stuff up!

To the journalist’s credit, he owned up to the goof—unlike Crowe, who quickly tried to delete the evidence of his naïvité.  

Sounds like someone just made the next RidicuList.

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'