Despite the fact you probably read about it online yesterday afternoon, The Miami Herald decided to go big on their front page with the story of Dr. Conrad Murray's guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson. The Herald illustrated the story with a picture of fans outside the Los Angeles courtroom reacting to the verdict, including one prominent screaming man. Problem is, the guy is not a real fan, but rather Jake Byrd, a comedian often shown on Jimmy Kimmel Live trolling celebrity trials.
The whoopsie was first picked up over at Random Pixels before making its way to Copydesk.com, where Charles Apple points out that at least nine other papers put pictures of Byrd on the front page. Including, obviously, El Nuevo Herald.
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The footage of Byrd trolling the gathering outside the protest was even shown last night on Kimmel. Wouldn't surprise us much that Herald folk are more Leno fans.
To the Herald's credit, it is pretty impossible to distinguish fake crazy Michael Jackson fans from real ones. Just check out the guy next to Byrd sporting one golden glove, and a magnificent mohawk-mullet combination hairdo.