What is a media prank?
Let’s say that it is a prank that utilizes some form of media in order to be executed.
War of the Worlds
This was not so much a prank, but more of an accidental prank. If you don’t know; Orsen Wells made a radio show in 1938 about Martians attacking, and people thought it was a legitimate newscast.
Are there others?
I could not think of any prank that used media to be executed, but I could think of one that has taken advantage of media to inform the world of how wonderful it was.
Aside from showing up to character to a Congressional meeting and disrupting the ballots by running for president he has lifted are hearts with many wonderful news shows.
Satire speech directly to the President.
At a White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Stephen Colbert was asked to join the dinner and give a speech. He showed up, in character, and blasted George Bush. Totally got away with it using sarcasm.
Here is a video of his speach.