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Reporter Conducts Gotcha Interview With Bono Impersonator

Conservative journalist presses fake Bono on U2 tax issues

March 21, 2012 3:30 PM ET
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Bono arrives at the 'From the Sky Down' premiere.
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Conservative reporter Jason Mattera has posted video of an interview in which he conducts an ambush with a man who appears to be a Bono impersonator, Media Matters reports. The clip, which was posted at conservative sites such as Breitbart.com and Glenn Beck's The Blaze, has since been pulled after it became obvious that Mattera – a self-proclaimed "bad boy reporter" who is currently promoting a new book, Hollywood Hypocrites – was not actually talking to the U2 frontman.

In the clip, which you can see below courtesy of Gawker, Mattera confronts the Bono impersonator about his band allegedly dodging taxes on their royalties. The impersonator answers Mattera by explaining that it's "not my company" and that he has no say in what U2 does. Which is true, of course, since he's not Bono!

Though it's obvious that the Bono impersonator was having a bit of fun with Mattera, it's not clear exactly what this guy was doing at an event dressed up as the U2 star.

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