05/18/2015 04:09 pm ET | Updated May 18, 2015

Anderson Cooper Fooled By Satirical News Site Clickhole

In his defense ... actually, we got nothing. No defense. Come on, Cooper.

On Monday afternoon, CNN's Anderson Cooper tweeted out a serious reaction to a Clickhole story about something he allegedly said at a college graduation, not realizing that Clickhole is a satirical site from the same people who bring us The Onion:

Very quickly, the Internet swarmed on Cooper and his inability to know 100 percent of all things in the universe. He shortly after sent out a tweet admitting his mistake:

Okay, other media folks, we think Anderson Cooper is high profile enough that the rest of you will now know better. No excuses from here on out.


Fooled By "The Onion"