Saturday, September 22, 2007

Buffon # 2: Perez Hilton

According to the Huffington Post, another person who ended up with ‘kaka on his face’ is a Cuban exile blogger with the name of Perez Hilton. This guy is not “un Perez cualquiera” since his last name is followed by the name of the hotel fortune millionaires.

Perez Hilton, together with Buffon # 1, a.k.a. Babalu Blog, had reported that Cuban President Fidel Castro was dead.

Here is what the Huffington Post reported:

Rumors of his death have been greatly exaggerated: Fidel Castro appeared on Cuban television Friday afternoon, alive and well — despite repeated claims that he was muerto made by blogger Perez Hilton.

Hilton, as you may recall, swore up and down that Castro was, in fact dead — something he was ABSOLUTELY SURE ABOUT thanks to his super-secret high-level "exclusive" and "impeccable" intelligence sources — you know, the ones that no other news organization had.

Castro has not been seen live for fourteen months and was last televised back in June. However, this video was clearly shot yesterday because, as reported by the Chicago Tribune, "Castro noted that the euro was trading at $1.41 and that the price of petroleum is $84 a barrel, proof that the interview was recorded earlier Friday." Castro also held up a copy of a number of books, including the just-released book by former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, "The Age of Turbulence" from which he read aloud. Upshot: Yep, he's alive!

Even so, today Hilton stubbornly stood by his story:

“We've seen him wearing that outfit soooo many times. We're not going to believe he's still alive until he takes a nice stroll through Havana. Live. Not in some pre-taped video. And only if he's accompanied by an independent news organization, like the Associated Press.”

Oh, sure, now he's picky about where he gets his news.

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