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# Ahahahahahahaha!
The political diarist at The Guardian fell for it. The Mirror fell for it. The Financial Times was also sucked in (and even managed to get the URL wrong along the way). The BBC almost fell for it, but I wasn’t expecting this...

Someone at Private Eye has seen Tom Watson’s Teens page (presumably sometime before we added the commentary at the bottom of the page to help the addled of mind or slow of wit) and fallen for it (as is said) hook, line, sinker, rod and copy of Angling Times.

One for the scrapbook. Like many other print publications, they’ve also quoted the page in full (without permission).

Right now, I’m wondering if I should write up my first letter to Private Eye - or my first invoice.

Oh, you may also wish to do a quick search for ‘teens politics’ in Google.

:o)


(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:40, archived)
#
The BBC politics for kids/teens site is, like, totally wacked! Ditto for the Parliament education site, which even has a section for younger yoof. Fanta-stick!
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:43, archived)
# Hurrah
another b3tan has a victory over the press.
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:43, archived)
# Fanta-stick
You legend

:D
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:43, archived)
# how could I not
slip in a B3ta reference?

:o)
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:44, archived)
# i was readin that on the train to work this morning...
i did laugh..
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:43, archived)
# Fantastic!
I read that in the Eye this morning and was going to check it out! You, sir, are a genius.
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:43, archived)
# Cracking!
I especially like that the most offended people are stupid teenagers :)
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:44, archived)
# Just like round here...
...as I found out yesterday
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:45, archived)
# Well yes.
But that was more weird because I'm sure I've seen that bloke here before and he's been alright.

I think.
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:47, archived)
# hmmmmm
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:50, archived)
# Hahahahahah
the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire the satire
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:45, archived)
# fantastic
top work that man
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:45, archived)
# are you saying
that loads of people thought that was real?
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:46, archived)
# Congratulations
Serves them right for being muppets!
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:47, archived)
# Hahahahahaha
hahahahaha!

Genius
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:47, archived)
# Arf!
What's the score now?

B3tans: 3, Intellectual PressMonkeys: 0

I think?
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:48, archived)
# Well done
for showing journalists up to be the slipshod, workshy, phone-phobic pissheads we they are.
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:50, archived)
# Funny,
I read that in the eye and I thought "b3ta" as soon as I read "fanta-stick" too... excellent work sir. Just goes to show you should always scroll down if you have a scroll bar available...
(, Fri 25 Jul 2003, 9:57, archived)