Bill Murray Signs Up For Ghostbusters 3! (Not Really)
Ok, so this is news that’s not really news, but it’s funny so we’re going to run it.
Parody news source SuperOfficialNews.com has ‘reported’ that Bill Murray signed up for Ghostbusters 3. Various news websites then went on to report this as truth, completely disregarding the fact that the site is called Super Official News (c’mon, really?) and that one of the characters interviewed was a 26-year-old called Kaiser Solzie.
It’s amusing enough that online news sources picked this up without checking the source, but what tickles me most is this:
That’s from the Daily Mirror. A proper, printed news source with reporters who get paid to write this stuff. Tut tut, professional people.
Most online sources have since removed their articles (although the links still appear on Google) or have edited it to show that it’s more than likely a hoax.
But hey, you never know with Bill Murray! Maybe after seeing the excitement these articles generated, he’ll decide to do it after all.