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Royal baby frenzy, fraud, and foolishness

Tony Appleton, 76, makes his living posing as a town crier for business advertising and promotions in the London area. When he took it upon himself to announce the royal birth, American media fell for it and made him a part of their coverage of official events.

The “royal baby.” Ack! Seriously, is there anything I can say about the new prince that hasn’t already been said ten thousand times, ad nauseam, by our media? As though Americans care. Obviously the media thought it was the story of the century, but I’ve yet to come across an American who gives a flip. A few share my opinion that, hey, it’s really sweet that a nice young couple had a healthy baby. But aside from a brief birth announcement — one not from a fake town crier — the interest ends.

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