An old friend of mine did one of the more infamous media hoaxes from twenty years ago. He formed a fake coalition to protest the re-release of Disney‘s Fantasia. They were “against” the movie on the grounds of: drug references, the ridicule of overweight people, misrepresentation of classical music and being just too darn scary. The protest (and/or reveal of the hoax) made in onto The The San Francisco Examiner, The Oakaland Tribune, Entertainment Tonight, The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine. There were a lot of angry journalists after this event (look halfway down the page for story).