Anderson Cooper Fooled By Satirical News Site Clickhole

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

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.

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