Friday, April 1, 2016

PA newspaper 'pranks' readers on April Fools Day

The Bradford Era had some fun with readers Friday, April 1st. On the front page of the newspaper, the headline was:
According to the front page story...Principal owner and chairman of the Buffalo Bills, Terry Pegula, on Thursday released a statement that the Bills had ended their search for a site south of Buffalo on which to erect a new stadium for the football team. The planned $2 billion Bills stadium will be located just north of the Pennsylvania border in Limestone, N.Y.
“The nearby casino makes it easier for groups of guys to go to the games — they just drop off the wives at the casino, and then stop by there for dinner with the wives after the games. “Third, and most importantly, today is April Fool’s Day.”
Last year, Houghton College also pranked reporters, this site included. An absolutely foolish and ridiculous story fooled us and some Buffalo TV media. Beware.