By now, most of you have figured out that our redesign and the press release we sent out regarding our acquisition by Red County magazine was an April Fools prank.
A lot of people smelled the prank right away, but a few people (including one very good political reporter at the Orange County Register) were a little slow on the uptake.
One email response was:
Are you kidding? Having Matt Cunningham edit a liberal blog is like asking the British for help writing the constitution. Sellouts!
It was also fun to see Orange County Register reporter Peggy Lowe up bright and early this morning. She posted over at The Orange County Register’s Total Buzz blog regarding the blog merger and soon retracted that post.
So, as the old-school reporter that I am, I called Matt Cunningham early this morning seeking confirmation on this Blue Minority deal. He called me back and all I could hear was laughter.
Yep, I fell for it. And no, the Red County boys aren’t taking over The Liberal OC. Guess it was the blogosphere version of the whoopee cushion. Still waiting for a return e-mail from Mike Lawson, the jokester.
Friends don’t let friends blog until the second cup of coffee is in the bloodstream.
Happy April Fools Day!