Fake Glenn Greenwald reports Snowden’s death; Panic, hilarity ensue

Many Twitterers were shocked this morning to learn that NSA surveillance leaker Edward Snowden had been killed by a drone in Hong Kong. The news was reported by the intrepid @ggreenwild:

Say what?

Most terrifying of all? That so many people mistook @ggreenwild for Glenn Greenwald.

Uh, CONFIRMED: People need to study their vowels a little harder. It’s really important to be able to distinguish between an “i” and an “a.” And they might want to brush up on their consonants as well, while they’re at it. There’s a difference between one “n” and two:

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Sheesh.

The real Glenn Greenwald tweeted this out yesterday:

Wonder what Greenwald thinks about having a Twitter imitator of his own.

What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a fake “real journalist.”

No he isn’t. But a lot of people figured that since he’s around, they might as well have fun with him:

Talking Points Memo’s Hunter Walker really went to town:

Snort.

Since we’re on to this Greenwild guy now — we hope — here’s a tip for the next person who wants to spoof Mr. Greenwald:

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