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Despite survey results that showed an overwhelming preference by readers of The Christian Post for a duck call specialist over an avowed atheist in a supposed battle for ownership of the digital media organization, neither Duck Dynasty's Robertson family nor famed comedian and atheist Bill Maher truly have an interest in becoming the new owners of The Christian Post (as far as this reporter knows).
BTW, the breaking news story coming from CP Tuesday morning was, of course, an April Fools' joke.
"@ChristianPost #DuckPost!! Why in the world would you sell to an Atheist? It will end CP as we all know and like it! @williebosshog PLEASE!" tweeted @Wskigrl while placing her vote (#DuckPost) in the survey for the Robertson family (just in case the story was true).
The April foolish notion of "trilateral negotiations" between CP, Maher and the Robertsons stalled when the parties had difficulty deciding who CP readers would prefer as the new owner. So the apparent remedy: "Both suitors agreed to allow CP to announce a survey of its Twitter and Facebook followers."
Shocked and downright surprised readers were asked to tweet or state their preference on Facebook using either the hashtag #DuckPost in preference of the Robertson family, or #PostChristianPost if wanting Maher at the helm of CP.
The "potential" Maher ownership scenario received only one (#postChristianpost) vote on Twitter and zero on Facebook, according to survey results. #DuckPost was the clear winner.
"#DuckPost I like rednecks," tweeted @Susan1Hart.
Kristi Bird Yocco wanted to make sure everyone was clear on what was really happening when it came to the discussion on April 1. "Wow people! Life is not this serious.... relax! We've got people unliking the page, getting all up in arms...if you'd have read the article, it would have been pretty apparent that it's satire. April Fools...," she wrote on Facebook.
Organizations such as Chick-fil-A were also not above pulling an April Fools' prank. The company's Facebook photo of three lollipops complete with appropriate labels was accompanied with the caption: "You said you could eat our dipping sauces alone - now you can! Introducing our new limited-time-only line of sauce-flavored lollipops."