You know what would be a cool April Fools Day tradition? If journalists in the Mainstream Media were allowed to print truths for one day each year without damaging their careers.
They could print headlines like:
“Neocon foreign policy advocates tend to be Jews obsessed with Israel”
“Blacks are better at basketball on average”
"Affluent whites like illegal immigration because they are scared of letting black service workers into their homes and yards"
But there would be a Carnaval-in-Rio-style exemption for anything you publish on April 1st that would keep you from getting kicked off JournoList. You’d have Plausible Deniability. Indeed, you could get all PC and huffy on your critics:
“Hey, it was just an April Fools Day prank. What, you were so naive as to believe that blacks are better at basketball? What are you? Some kind of racist? Only a racist wouldn’t realize that was just an April Fools joke! You're probably a racist deep-down. Racist! Racist!”