OK, but does John Rabe really exist?

Martin Eisenstadt, who has a blog but doesn't actually exist, is a senior fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy, which also doesn't actually exist. None of which has kept Eisenstadt from making some very real trouble (think Sarah Palin and Africa) for unsuspecting media types.

Dan Mirvish, half of the prankster team behind the fake blogger, is making an appearance (really?) on Off-ramp with John Rabe tomorrow on KPCC which, due to fundraising (hey, could that work for newspapers?) will start at 2 p.m. instead of the usual noon.

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