WLLR's Is It The News...Or Not?


Which is true?

The Headlines:

  • Man Spends $10,000 Dying Grass Purple To Make Neighbors Mad (FAKE)
  • Man Loses Job For Hanging Effigy Of Kentucky Governor (REAL)

Some people do not understand the power of social media and video. If you do racist or hateful things on video, you're going to get fired. Sure enough, a protester who participated in hanging an effigy of Kentucky's governor at an armed rally on the State Capitol grounds has been fired from his job at an auto dealer. Neil Huffman Auto Group said it terminated the employee after an internal review, saying it "does not condone threats of violence in any form." The protester fired was identified as Terry Bush, president of the Kentucky 3 Percenters group. He said, “My First Amendment was violated while I was doing a First Amendment act." Governor Andy Beshear responded to a question about the firing, saying "different decisions have consequences and I would hope that we would all make better decisions. But you don't simply in the moment make a dummy with somebody's face on it and hang it up. I think what we saw was an act intended to create fear and terror." The effigy was hung in a tree near the State Capitol during what was billed as a rally in defense of constitutional rights, including the right to bear arms.

  • Inventor Of World Wide Web Apologizes And Wants To Pull Plug (FAKE)