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Desc:'You didn't see the right Howard Hughes, then. There must be a lot of them around.'
Category:Humor, News & Politics
Tags:hoax, Howard Hughes, alan abel
Submitted:spencer
Date:05/27/09
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chairsforcheap
uh... context?
spencer
From the Youtube description:

"In 1972, Howard Hughes appeared at the St. Regis Hotel in NYC, wrapped in bandages, claiming that he was going to be frozen through cryogenics and return when the stock market peaked. A press conference was held and a large group of reporters were in attendance. After questioning, Hughes was hurriedly wheeled out through the lobby and his wheelchair got stuck in the revolving door. A second press conference took place several days later, during which it was revealed that media hoxer Alan Abel was actually the man underneath the bandages. In retaliation, the media decided to play their own joke on Abel.
For more information on Alan Abel and his hoaxing career, visit www.alanabel.com"

Blaise
Back when media manipulation was still a game.
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