Friday, 1 April 2011

The real spoof

It's that day of the year when we need to be careful about believing what we read in the papers or see on the television; there's always someone out to fool us.

The Western Mail carried a story about having to wear goggles to visit the casino in Swansea.  (Can't find an online link; perhaps they think their web pages are too serious for this sort of stuff.)  Not bad, but they blamed European legislation for the new ruling, and that's a bit too hackneyed for me.  I'm sure that they've used the same basis for their spoofs several times before.

Welsh Ramblings went totally over the top in this post, so far so as to make it obvious that (s)he was having us on.  Update:  Seems Ramblings had second thoughts about calling for an Iraq-style overthrow of Castro, even in jest, and the post has been removed, so this link no longer works.

I always think the best ones are those that are almost indistinguishable from real news, so for me the best spoof was this one produced by the BBC and the Tories, in which David Cameron apparently claimed that the Tories were 'delivering for Wales', and tried to take the credit for lower public spending cuts in Wales.  It gave me more of a laugh than the other spoofs did, at any rate.

1 comment:

Siônnyn said...

|For me, the best one was the guardian editorial (and accompanying live blog) coming out in support of the royal wedding! It was so good that a number of medial outlets overseas have swallowed it hook line and sinker! (for more, visit the REPUBLIC website)