On Tuesday morning satirist Andy Borowitz wrote a column for the New Yorker lampooning the recent sale of the Washington Post to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. The tech billionaire didn't actually intend to buy the Post, Borowitz wrote, but he accidentally clicked on it while shopping on Amazon -- and now he wants to return it.
- China Central Television (CCTV) fell for an April Fool's joke from Richard Branson that Virgin Airlines would begin flying passengers in a glass-bottomed airplane between London and Scotland.
- Xinhua jumped on an Onion story anointing North Korean president Kim Jong Un as "the world's sexiest man" and ran with it, adding a 55-photo slideshow showing the dictator in a series of virile poses.
- The 21st Century Business Herald fell for an earlier Borowitz piece reporting that a glitch in Windows software caused North Korea to delay a missile launch -- and that the country was considering declaring war on Microsoft.
- The Herald also fell for a satirical Daily Currant piece reporting that the economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman had declared bankruptcy for, among other reasons, "credit card debt and jewelry from Tiffany's" but that he "still supported Keynesian economics."