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(Washington Post)   Brietbart forced to take down their "gotcha" interview of Bono confessing to tax evasion when they realize the person they have on tape is in fact a professional Bono impersonator   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 86
    More: Amusing, Bono, Jason Mattera, Jimmy Iovine, human events, Joe Biden, Bono impersonator  
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2012-03-22 09:37:03 AM
So the trolls got trolled? Oooooooops.
 
2012-03-22 10:29:15 AM
I'm glad to see that the death of Andrew Brietbart hasn't impacted their journalistic integrity and vigorous research standards.
 
2012-03-22 10:34:55 AM
I love this line at the end of Breitbart/Blaze story on this:

Mattera has been referred to as "DC's Bad Boy Reporter," and criticized in some quarters for his tactics. However, few have disputed his ability to get embarrassing excerpts out of those he interviews. This series of videos certainly does nothing to dispel that perception.

Yeah, except for the fact that, you know, he got duped and it's not Bono.

But God that celebrity impersonator must be so embarrassed!

Score another victory for the Citizen-Journalist-Blogger-Patriots of The New Media™!
 
2012-03-22 11:19:02 AM
Some Elvis impersonator should offer this guy an exclusive on how he has been hiding out for the past 35 years washing dishes in a truck stop in Tulsa; see if they take that bait too.

/Thanguvrymuch
 
2012-03-22 12:24:51 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I'm glad to see that the death of Andrew Brietbart hasn't impacted their journalistic integrity and vigorous research standards.


I think they've actually gotten better. At least the interview wasn't selectively edited this time!
 
2012-03-22 12:38:30 PM
Jesse Mattera is an insufferable little prick. Good that he got rooked, though.
 
2012-03-22 12:46:43 PM
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2012-03-22 12:48:10 PM
Jason Mattera, rather. I get him and Bill O'Reilly's dogsbody Jesse Watters mixed up.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-03-22 01:00:24 PM
So why did they take it down? It sound up to their usual standards of journalistic excellence.
 
2012-03-22 01:49:11 PM

vpb: So why did they take it down? It sound up to their usual standards of journalistic excellence.


I see I'm not needed here.
 
2012-03-22 02:24:22 PM

mrshowrules: List of People Liberals Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America
(LOLCATGOPATA for short):


/damn LOLCATs showing up everywhere these days
 
2012-03-22 02:29:23 PM
I didn't see the original, but I followed the link in TFA back to it. That's awesome, the dude never says he's Bono, and answers everything truthfully. "Did you move your money?" "I had nothing to do with that." ... "You have no control over U2?" "Nope."

/dude would only pass a cursory look, too, he doesn't look that much like Bono
 
2012-03-22 02:48:52 PM
Hasn't Cher suffered enough?
 
2012-03-22 02:49:01 PM
Man, those Improv Everywhere people just won't give up on the U2 gag, will they?
 
2012-03-22 02:50:07 PM
I've watched a few Mattera shorts. They consist of him asking for a picture with a public figure, then using it as an excuse to blindside them with a loaded question that is usually 100% lie. When the public figure balks, as one would be expected to do when they are asked about something they never said or did (and indeed, have no idea anyone thinks they said or did) he tries to make it look like they are fumbling for words and presses the question. Somehow this is construed as a victory.
 
M-G
2012-03-22 02:50:40 PM
Goes well their poor impersonation of journalists.....
 
2012-03-22 02:50:56 PM
Isnt that dumbshiat dead?


Let him rot in peace...after everyone drops a fat deuce on his grave.

/fark you, trolling prick
 
2012-03-22 02:51:53 PM
Can we just officially cue up Yakkety Sax whenever Brietbert is going to release "breaking news" on Hannity?
 
2012-03-22 02:52:07 PM
So....Breitbart's dead.

Why is his piece of sh*t blog still running?
 
2012-03-22 02:52:45 PM
It's like the old USSR, where subject fakes you.
 
2012-03-22 02:53:23 PM

whidbey: So....Breitbart's dead.

Why is his piece of sh*t blog still running?



$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 
2012-03-22 02:55:22 PM
i.imgur.com

I can understand how they were so easily fooled, the resemblance is remarkable.
 
2012-03-22 02:58:59 PM
Did he break into song?


♪♫ I don't believe in riches but you should see where I live ♫ ♪
 
2012-03-22 03:04:56 PM
That's some fine trollin' there, Bono impersonator dude. This couldn't have happened to a more-deserving idiot.
 
2012-03-22 03:04:59 PM
And yet Fark keeps greenlighting links to their website?
 
2012-03-22 03:05:22 PM
These are the kind of stories that Obama knew couldn't get out so he had Breitbart murdered but the fearless and real merkins at his blog carry on his patriotic doodies. I know that kills you libtards doesn't it?
 
2012-03-22 03:06:52 PM
I loved in the video how the impersonator is smirking at the dumbass, like he just knows this is going to end up being funny as hell when the smarmy 'interviewer' discovers the error of his ways too late
 
2012-03-22 03:08:50 PM
What a bunch of dumbasses.
 
2012-03-22 03:09:55 PM

Urbn: I loved in the video how the impersonator is smirking at the dumbass, like he just knows this is going to end up being funny as hell when the smarmy 'interviewer' discovers the error of his ways too late



It wouldn't surprise me if the interviewer knew that was an impersonator but figured his readers wouldn't notice...
 
2012-03-22 03:12:03 PM
Coming up next from BreibartZombie...

i.imgur.com

...our exclusive interview with Jackie Chan.
 
2012-03-22 03:14:00 PM
I hope every video, regardless of the supposed celebrity, is of Mattera confronting the Bono impersonator.
 
2012-03-22 03:14:33 PM

mrshowrules: List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America
(LOPCATGOPATA for short):
Liberals
Democrats
Socialists
Community Organizers
Geologists
Biologists
Meteorologists
Climatologists
Atheists
Muslims
Jews
Satan
ABC
NBC
CNN
CBS
PBS
All of cable news except FNC
The New York Times
The LA Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Reuters
BBC
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
Europe
Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
The United Nations
Labor Unions
Colleges
Teachers
Professors
ACORN
National Endowment for the Arts
Gays
Judges
NPR
Paleontologists
Astrophysicists
Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Star Bulletin
Teletubbies
Sponge Bob and Patrick
Nobel Prize Committee
US Census Bureau
NOAA
Sesame Street
Comic Books
Little Green Footballs
Video Games
The Bible
CBO
Bruce Springsteen
Pennies
The Theory of Relativity
Comedy Central
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is
Small Business Owners
Math
CPAC
Navy SEALs
The Economist
The Muppets
Iowa Republicans
Low-Flow Toilets
Breast Cancer Screenings
Chrysler
Clint Eastwood
Robert Deniro
Tom Hanks
Glenn Frey
Bono
Bono Impersonators


I wish every single item on the LOPCATGOPATA had a clickable link to the original article it is referencing. I know I can remember the specific incident for most of those but others not so much.
 
2012-03-22 03:15:02 PM

SurfaceTension: mrshowrules: List of People Liberals Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America
(LOLCATGOPATA for short):

/damn LOLCATs showing up everywhere these days


chzlolcats.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-03-22 03:15:26 PM
I thought he died in some skiing accident. and wasn't he a Republican anyway.
 
2012-03-22 03:16:13 PM

yert: I thought he died in some skiing accident. and wasn't he a Republican anyway.


No, the guy who died was from U2.
 
2012-03-22 03:17:14 PM

sprawl15: yert: I thought he died in some skiing accident. and wasn't he a Republican anyway.

No, the guy who died was from U2.


Francis Gary Powers is dead? I didn't even know he was sick...
 
2012-03-22 03:17:16 PM
Breitbart: Cocaine's a hell of a drug.
 
2012-03-22 03:20:32 PM
Is Breitbart rolling in his grave? Maybe. Maybe not.


But he is rotting in it and that's a fine start...
 
2012-03-22 03:20:38 PM
www.smiteahippie.com

/oblig
//esp. since it's Breitbart
 
2012-03-22 03:20:45 PM
Breitbart.com editor: "Last night, we removed an article about Bono at the request of the videographer who had provided the links to the videos upon which the article had been based."

Way to man up after making an error, dude.
 
2012-03-22 03:22:05 PM
Are we sure this guy wasn't a liberal plant? So a Bono impersonator just happens to be there? Sorry, but the whole thing seems a little orchestrated. I hope Rush calls Obama out on this clear setup to embarrass one of our nation's only real journalists.
 
2012-03-22 03:22:29 PM
Am I the only one who thinks this guy doesn't really look like Bono?
 
2012-03-22 03:24:13 PM
Jason Mattera found a bigger fraud them himself? Amazing.
 
2012-03-22 03:24:53 PM

Zoophagous: Am I the only one who thinks this guy doesn't really look like Bono?


It's not just you.
 
2012-03-22 03:26:23 PM
FTFA, Mattera said:

""After scores of interviews with big-time politicians and celebrities, I finally got had. It was bound to happen sooner or later."

NO IT WASN'T YOU STUPID fark!!! This kind of shiat should never, ever, EVER happen to any journalist unless they're functionally farking retarded. If you're one of those self-righteous, self-appointed, accountability-seeking "journalists" this shiat should never, ever, ever happen to you. It's like someone going to the doctor because they have the flu, and the doctor misdiagnoses the patient and orders open-hear surgery, and then kills the patient after spilling his Wendy's Chili all over the guy's guts. That kind of incompetence should never, ever take place.
 
2012-03-22 03:26:36 PM

Yakk: Zoophagous: Am I the only one who thinks this guy doesn't really look like Bono?

It's not just you.



It's me, him, them, and U2...
 
2012-03-22 03:26:42 PM
I like Jay Mohr's Bono impersonation....saw Jay recently in Phoenix....he has a bit he's done before about how much money their last tour grossed. frankly teh bit isn't very funny but whatever. I guess because he was in phoenix, he wanted to do it. he's like, "so, U2's last tour, they grossed $800 MILLION dollars! can you believe that?"

and then he goes, "by applause, how many of you saw the show at Sun Devil Stadium?"

Myself and one other person clapped. Roomful of like, 700 people, and two people clapped. Completely killed the bit. Not our fault. He asked the wrong question. He goes, after an incredulous pause, "wow.....Thanks a lot, Phoenix, U2 sells out stadiums with 80,000 people, and yet only two of you are gonna get this bit." he then detoured into an abbreviatied "bono makes a ton of money" bit.

well, what Jay didn't realize is that the U2360 tour -- the one he meant -- played UofP stadium (where the caridnals play). But he didn't say that. When he said "Sun Devil Stadium", to us, he meant the December 1987 shows. i was there, as was someone else. Now, had he asked about the Cardinals STatdium shows, I bet damn near 80% of the room would have applauded. anyways.

He was kinda pricky that night...he cracked several jokes that fell flat. at one point, not pissed but disappointed, he goes, "wow.....I am shocked more people didn't laugh at that. *sigh* Folks, we're in this together, i am the ocean, you are the boats, so when the tide rolls in, we all need to rise together, ok?"

I later noticed the moment he went over 60 minutes he ended the show. i mean, boom, 60 minutes, "well thanks, good night, see ya!" ehh. what are you gonna do.

/today's lesson on comedy nerd is brought to you by the letter "U" and the number "2"
 
2012-03-22 03:27:31 PM

whidbey: sprawl15: yert: I thought he died in some skiing accident. and wasn't he a Republican anyway.

No, the guy who died was from U2.

Francis Gary Powers is dead? I didn't even know he was sick...


No, that's the guy from the Firefox movie.
 
2012-03-22 03:29:01 PM

Zoophagous: Am I the only one who thinks this guy doesn't really look like Bono?


It's actually better than I expected. I was expecting James O'Keefe with a pony tail wig, funky glasses, and a Gitanes dangling from his lips.
 
2012-03-22 03:29:54 PM
Idiots. The lot of them and everyone who reads the site. Idiots.
 
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