Written by Ralph E. Shaffer

Monday, 8 April 2019

Ottawa, Canada. Speaking by phone from the Venezuelan embassy in Ottawa to Fox commentator Sean Hannity, Etaoin Shrdlu, who claims to have leaked the complete unredacted Mueller Report to congress and the media, denied that the copy read and displayed by Brian Williams last night on "The 11th Hour" - see "Unredacted Mueller Report reaches MSNBC" - was one of his copies.

"First of all," Shrdlu noted, "the report I copied was 400 pages, not the 250 that Williams said he received. Next, the text Williams displayed on TV contained numerous typos that were not in the official report I copied. If Williams' copy is not a complete fabrication, it is at best a very preliminary draft of Mueller's Report."

When asked if the quotation Williams read and displayed regarding the payoff to one of Trump's female acquaintances was legitimate, Shrdlu said he did not recall the exact quotation in the original text, but that it definitely was not the one that Williams read.

MSNBC is frantically trying to find the messenger who made the delivery of the alleged phony manuscript. The network's special program about the unredacted report was canceled after Shrdlu, a regular viewer of "The 11th Hour," called to tell Williams he was a victim of a hoax.

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

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