Typewriter Rodeo: Fake News

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Sean PetrieJanuary 6, 2017 10:13 am,

Did you hear the latest? Did you see that Tweet? They’re talking about it on cable news. We’re all getting a free car tomorrow!

Oh wait, maybe not.

Fake News

Oh I’ll just throw it out there
I’m sure it’ll get deleted
I mean, I made it all up!
No one – oh, it got re-Tweeted

Well now it’s taken on
A life of its own
It’s amazing how fast
My little lie has grown!

First a fringe site, then more!
It’s getting spread ’round the clock
Holy cow, it just made
The lead story on Fox!

All they have to do is check
One fact, maybe two
But I guess that takes
Too much time to do

I was just having fun
Taking things in a new direction
I never dreamed I’d influence
The presidential election.

Produced by Laura Rice.