(April 18, 2015) MSM fabricates stories using actors and reports them as truth in deceptive news theater
The mainstream media has once again been caught making up news stories, this time with a bogus report about a naked man escaping from a window at Buckingham Palace.
Reports indicate that NBC News, apparently unaware that the pre-planned stunt was part of a scene for a drama show on its own network, picked up the story, which quickly went viral, and spread it around as truth before later being outed for reporting a lie.
Sliding down a rope at the official London residence of Britain's royal families, the mostly naked man was reportedly an actor on the E! Network show The Royals, which is owned by NBC.
A crude video clip of the man, which was captured on a shaky mobile phone camera, was apparently uploaded to YouTube as if it were real. And it quickly went viral, eventually making its way onto NBC News as a real event.
But the whole thing was a cleverly designed press campaign that, according to an E! Insider, "tricked even NBC News.