Jason Mattera, a conservative blogger and editor of Human Events, thought he had captured a video interview with U2's Bono proving the singer had moved the offices of his ONE charity to avoid higher taxes. Only one problem for Mattera: it was a Bono impersonator.
In the video, shot on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles, Mattera approaches the faux frontman at a party for an autograph, then proceeds to question the impersonator about "dodging taxes on royalties."
But Mattera was actually grilling Pavel Sfera, a professional Bono lookalike whose website—BonoDouble.com—even carries a quote from Bono's wife, Alison Hewson: "He does look like him."
Mattera, who was on Sean Hannity's radio show Tuesday to promote his would-be coup, told the Washington Post that he had been "punked."
"After scores of interviews with big-time politicians and celebrities, I finally got had," Mattera wrote in an email to columnist Erik Wemple.
Breitbart.com, a site known for its conservative ambush videos, took down its link to the Mattera interview.
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