This week in fake news on your newsfeed: Eminem broke down in Coachella and the wonderful locals treated him to a burger!
Since hardly anyone clicks on the links anymore – which reminds me, thanks for not supporting our advertising-supported local blog, people not reading this – the fake news piece from another one of those kind of realistic “news” websites designed to get Facebook shares probably popped up once or twice on your feed in the last couple of days.
Here’s the fake story:
COACHELLA, California – During a radio interview this morning, rap superstar Eminem took a moment to praise Coachella, California residents who had helped him when his rental car encountered a mechanical problem as he passed through the city recently:
“We were just leaving the city limits of Coachella, California when the damn car overheated or something so I pulled it over to the side of the road and within just a minute or two there were a couple of cars that pulled over to help me out. I told them that I was on the phone with the rental car company but one of them had a brother who owned a tow truck and a few minutes later it was there and he towed it to a place nearby to get fixed.
So then the one guy finds out that I’m not from there and offers to take me in to get lunch while my car is getting fixed and I’m thinking, ‘Sure, what the hell.’ So we drove to probably the finest dining spot in Coachella – some place on Harrison Street, I think – and got a burger. Great freakin’ burger too. These guys had no idea who I was either which made my day, honestly. I’m telling you, these people in Coachella are the real deal. I’m going to move there after I retire,” Eminem said with a laugh.
Eminem added later, “You have to understand, this is something that would’ve never happened in L.A.! So yeah, that’s my story about Coachella, California. It’s nice to know there are still places like this in America.”