NPR’s Old April Fools Day Joke Shows Just How Stupid People Are On The Internet

Some April Fools Day pranks are more clever than others. The one that National Public Radio pulled off, however, is brilliant. It’s like holding a mirror up to society and laughing in its face.

A few years ago NPR threw up a post on Facebook titled “Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore?” The link wasn’t a scientific insight on America’s increasing stupidity, however. It was an inside joke for those people who actually read the post:

What unfolded in the Facebook comments was the ultimate SMH, basically proving the entire post:


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