[Ed. – I dunno. The real Cory Booker seems pretty fake himself.]
The British Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday apologized for a radio interview broadcast last Friday that was presented as one with Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) — but turned out to be an impostor who pulled off a “deliberate hoax.”
“In our Newshour radio programme on Friday, a man claiming to be Senator Cory Booker was interviewed in what appears to be a deliberate hoax,” the network said in a statement. “We have apologised to Senator Booker and are looking into what went wrong to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
The network did not indicate how it became aware it had been duped or why it took so long after the broadcast.
A representative for the New Jersey Democrat and 2020 presidential hopeful confirmed that the company apologized to him.
Hoaxsters do sneak onto news shows from time to time, but are typically called out sooner.