You must listen to this right now.
I had seen this before, but didn’t link to it because I didn’t know whether it was a hoax. Via Xrlq, I see that Snopes confirms the call was real, but wonders whether it was a prank call. Xrlq notes some subtle corroborating details, and concludes, “if it was a hoax, it was a better planned one than most.”
The entire hilarious transcript is in the extended entry, courtesy of Snopes.
L.A. Observed and the Claremont Institute’s Local Liberty blog have more about that flawed L.A. Times story about Chico State.
According to L.A. Observed’s Kevin Roderick, the reporter responsible for the story, Eric Slater, has been “suspended pending an investigation.” Roderick says that editor Jim Newton has traveled north to ask some questions. Roderick notes that, according to a story in the Chico State student newspaper:
Student leader Michelle Dobin said Newton told her “he was here trying to talk to as many people as possible and to see if Eric Slater was ever in town” and that Slater’s travel records aren’t conclusive.
Perhaps he went on his handsome BMW GS1100 Paris-Dakar motorcycle.