By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Holy Catfished, Batman!! We have been hoaxed!!!
NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-By definition a hoax is a trick or a fraud, or a practical joke, meant to deceive someone.
With that said, it seemed as if the whole entire sports world along with the nation were shocked beyond disbelief by the hoax played on the potential Heisman trophy winning linebacker Manti Te’o from Norte Dame.
Seriously, there were more investigative reporters assigned to this story than those one’s investing what really attempted on 9/11.
But, as a nation, we really shouldn’t have been so surprised by such an elaborate hoax, especially when American history is based upon a hoax itself.
Let’s not forget those famous words spoken by Brother Malcolm, who famously said “you didn’t land on Plymouth rock, Plymouth rock landed on us.”
Yes, we all have been had, hoodwinked and catfished, for that matter.
George Washington didn’t chop down no cherry tree. But, he did own some slaves though.
Abraham Lincoln didn’t free the slaves.
Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.
Bill Clinton had sexually relationship “with that woman.”
Jesse Jackson Jr. stole political campaign money then pretended to be crazy.
John Edwards was a faithful husband but he had a hidden love child.
Beyonce was lip-syncing.
Rick Ross was a correctional officer
Tim Tebow can’t throw.
Dean Smith didn’t invent the four corners.
Lance Armstrong used steroids.
WWE is fake.
The Pope ain’t holy.
Joe Paterno ain’t no saint.
Justin Beaver ain’t cool.
And Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny ain’t real.
Sorry, I had to be the one to break the news to you.
But, the original Jews ain’t white either.
I don’t care what Joan Rivers, Barbara Walters, or Steven Spielberg said.
Yes, I am exposing the hoax folks.
Besides, the truth will set you free.
But, it will also make you very angry as well.
Because, the original Egyptian ain’t white.
Yeah, I said ain’t.
And Jesus ain’t white, either.
Despite, what Hollywood tries to tell us?
Neither was Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Mary, Adam and Eve, the Israelites or any other characters in the Bible, if they were real.
Sorry, white America, you have been Catfished just like Manti’ Te’o.
But, despite all of that, now, even, the History channel is in on the hoax, with their new mini-series entitled the Bible.
Yes, the hoax continues.
But, seriously, the Manti Te’o hoax is not even the biggest hoax in Norte Dame Folklore.
And, you know the old saying, “A lie, told often enough, becomes the truth.”
And, it is sad to say, it’s all one elaborate hoax, just like the voting process in America.
Yes, the conspiracy is real.
But the hoax, is lie.
So, after reading this, hopefully, you want be the next person Catfished like Manti Te’o.
With that said, I think I’m going to quit my job, because I just got an e-mail from a Nigerian prince, who wants to transfer $10 million into my bank account.
Eric D.Graham is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies. Currently, he is the Editor and Chief of Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles appear daily along with his controversial cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at email@example.com