The key to any good April Fool’s joke is the element of surprise.
Ed Rendell came up with a brilliant strategy – deliver the joke a day early.
"I think during this entire primary coverage, starting in Iowa and up to the present -- FOX has done the fairest job, and remained the most objective of all the cable networks... But you actually have done a very balanced job of reporting the news”
But he didn’t want to cause any permanent damage, so he threw this in the middle:
You hate both of our candidates. No, I’m only kidding.
Well played, sir.
UPDATE: Reference for post title here