Fake news reporter shows how people of New York believe anything he claims

Published On: Monday, January 7, 2013 6:05 AM
By: John Roberts
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(Scroll down for video) More than 10 years after "The Daily Show" debuted, you'd think New Yorkers would be less prone to the antics of a fake news reporter comedy.

But making that assumption, it would be almost as misinformed as the people who are pranked at the video below.

Comedian Dan Hodapp puts on his best suit and becomes news anchor "Mike Holland, fake news reporter" in a video produced by the Jest.com comedy video website.

Hitting the streets of New York, "Holland" asks pedestrians at random some of the strange questions, like: "Earlier this week, President Obama fired the entire U.S. Senate. What do you think about that?"

The respondents, who seem genuinely surprised by the news and maybe a little embarrassed, say, "Actually, I had not heard of that."

Hodapp then asks another passerby "Germany invaded Poland today. Do you think the U.S. should be involved?"

"Actually, I almost want to say no," replies the woman. "It's too soon and those are two very powerful countries."

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