The phones at BWHQ started ringing early on the morning of April 1. Panicked callers asked if it was true that Boise Weekly owner/publisher Sally Freeman had sold out to media juggernaut Rupert Murdoch, who was changing the paper into a weekly bastion of conservative opinion and Hollywood gossip. Comments on Facebook and Twitter flew at a record pace as readers decried the loss of BW (though a few celebrated it). Funny how no one seemed to look at the date on the paper. Now, months later, and despite a steady flow of the tried-and-true Boise Weekly, we're still fielding questions about the buyout. Seriously, folks, we're still here. But you have to admit, we got you good.
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