On April 1st The Daily Caller provided readers with an ‘April Fools’ article titled ‘A Big F#%king Deal: Vice President Joe Biden Has A Perfect NCAA Record’. This was an April Fools joke. (language warning on The Daily Caller article)
Apparently, Washington Post Columnist Howard Kurtz was April Fooled and made reference to The Daily Caller article in his weekly post, calling it ‘A Slam Dunk of a Scoop’.
Here’s a slam-dunk of a scoop:
“Vice President Joe Biden’s NCAA basketball bracket is still flawless going into the Final Four, a feat that none of the other 5.5 million participants in this year’s online bracket competitions has even come close to achieving, sources within the White House confirmed late Wednesday to The Daily Caller.
“The odds of accurately predicting the March basketball tournament are so small, statisticians tell us, that even if everyone alive filled out a different bracket, it would be highly unlikely for one to successfully pick the right teams to make the Final Four.”
And that’s, yes, a big blanking deal.
Had Mr. Kurtz bothered to read The Daily Caller article he would have noticed several clues that the article was in fact a spoof. Lines in the article such as the following should have been a dead giveaway.
Biden first filled out the bracket, which he eventually submitted to NBC Sports’ $50 buy-in online Bracket Challenge game, on a handkerchief during last year’s Beer Summit at the White House“Joe’s a lot like Eric Massa,” complained White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, who has spent time in the showers with both men. “I wouldn’t want to be alone in a secret bunker with either one of the bxxtards.”
Despite the apparent discord in the White House, industry heavy-hitters say that secrets are hard to keep when you’re always in the public eye.
“Joe’s been riding Amtrak all over the country to watch tournament games in different venues,” President Obama said in a speech two weeks ago, spilling the beans on Biden’s obsession with March Madness. ” He’s really just one of the regular folk, paying the usual $43 each way for his commute to work.”BREAKING 7:05 A.M.: A thorough comparison of Joe Biden’s bracket to the one submitted by Harmon, conducted by The Daily Caller and verified by numerous media outlets, reveals that a large amount of the vice president’s bracket was, in fact, plagiarized.