I wrote about Greg Packer, aka the phony Man on the Street, in Hippo Eats Dwarf
In 2003, media critics noticed that the same man kept popping up time after time in “man on the street” interviews. Greg Packer, a highway maintenance worker from upstate New York, was quoted by The New York Times, the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the London Times, and other publications. He also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. But he was always described as nobody special, just a random person.
Apparently Packer is still going strong. The Philadelphia Daily News
admits that they were the latest paper to fall for his act.