Written by Ralph E. Shaffer

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Los Angeles, CA. Using a battering ram to force open the front door of his home, a horde of FBI agents detained a veteran writer for The Spoof, identified only as "Hack A," at his palatial Bel Air mansion, reportedly purchased with the pay for his Spoof articles.

The raid followed a series of Spoof stories demeaning the president, all allegedly written by "Hack A" under a series of aliases. Insiders are aware that nearly all the articles in The Spoof are actually written by "Hack A" and two or three other writers, using a variety of pseudonyms.

"They could have come at a reasonable hour," Hack A said in a tweet after his release, "but no, they had to break down my door at four in the morning. The sound of that battering ram scared the you-know-what out of my cat, who hid under the bed. My girlfriend clung to me for protection. My wife, however, slept right through it."

A spokesman for the FBI admitted that, while the early-hour raid was justified as preventing any attempt by "Hack A" to flee the country, the real intent was to scare other Spoof writers into silence about the president. "When they stop insulting the president, they'll have nothing to fear."

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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