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- Posted on Mar 22nd 2012 6:01PM by Theo Spielberg
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Mattera fired off hard-hitting questions about the singer's charity work and taxes, posted the video on several blogs, received praise from Sean Hannity and patted himself on the back for a job well done. Sadly, the next day he realized he had interviewed a Bono impersonator. Oops.
The reporter was gathering material to promote his new book, 'Hollywood Hypocrites,' which carries warnings like, "The same Hollywood loons who got Barack Hussein Obama elected in 2008 will do so again in 2012. That is, unless we muzzle them."
Below find an amusing exchange between the two:
Mattera: By dodging taxes on royalties are you raiding the poverty programs you purport to champion?
Mattera: No? Don't you want governments to be generous with other people's money and not yours?
"Bono": I don't have control over that ...
Mattera: How do you not have control over that? It's your company. Are you not in charge of your own company?
"Bono": It's not my company.
Mattera: You have no say in what U2 does?
"Bono": Not particularly.
Mattera: You don't? You don't have a say in what U2 does?
The video was promptly removed of all blogs upon uncovering the mistake. Moral of the story? Don't judge a book by it's wraparound shades and leather jacket.