Filed under: Creative Activism, Pranksters
Turkey hoax targets controversial church
by Andy Warren
November 28, 2014
National Report, the satirical website that immediately jumped on the Ebola hoax wagon, has done it again for the holidays.
Millions of Thanksgiving turkeys have been recalled because of a mutated form of the avian flu virus.
It seems no form of preparation, whether baked or deep fried, will make them safe for human consumption, the article alerts.
“Consumers should call the Turkey Safety Hotline … for safety updates.”
That’s the hoax part. Then there’s the big finish:
The phone number provided is for Pastor Fred W. Phelps at the Westboro Baptist Church, the anti-gay Kansas-based congregation infamous for picketing at military funerals that recently tried to out-yell Texas A&M students over the school’s inclusion policies.