Jimmy Kim­mel hits Hol­ly­wood streets with ‘fake news’

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&e -

Jimmy Kim­mel hit the streets of Hol­ly­wood the day af­ter midterm elec­tions with some “fake news” of his own. The “Jimmy Kim­mel Live!” host pre­tended Kid Rock won a Michi­gan Se­nate seat Tues­day — and peo­ple ac­tu­ally be­lieved it. Kim­mel sent a cor­re­spon­dent to prank un­sus­pect­ing pedes­tri­ans dur­ing a spe­cial “Kid Rock the Vote” edi­tion of Kim­mel’s “Lie Wit­ness News,” a seg­ment where he jok­ingly spreads out­landish news to see if peo­ple fall for it. The rock star, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, hinted he might run for Se­nate last year be­fore ul­ti­mately apol­o­giz­ing for the elab­o­rate pub­lic­ity stunt. Peo­ple ap­peared shocked and con­fused, but didn’t chal­lenge the in­for­ma­tion. Kid Rock is a vo­cal sup­porter of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

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