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  • BREAKING: NJ Chris Christie Will Seek Re-election As Democrat (Satire)

    08/07/2013 7:49:43 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 17 replies
    Rand Paul Review ^ | 9/7/13 | Michael Lotfi
    In a stunning move, NJ Chris Christie announced to a group of supporters with former President Clinton that he would seek reelection in 2014 as a democrat. The move comes after months of odd behavior from the former NJ republican.
  • Rubio: We need to legalize immigrants so they can pay for border security

    06/13/2013 8:16:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 117 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/13/13 | Byron York
    Why is it necessary to legalize the roughly 11 million currently-illegal immigrants in the U.S. before newly enhanced border security and internal enforcement measures are in place? Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Senate’s Gang of Eight, says part of the reason is that the federal government can’t afford to secure the border on its own and needs financial help from the immigrants themselves, in the form of fines paid when they are legalized. Rubio made the statement during a radio interview after he voted against an amendment from Republican Sen. Charles Grassley that would have put off...
  • Rainn Wilson, Michael Moore cite parody Onion article on NRA, liberals duped

    03/20/2013 4:09:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | march 20, 2013 | joe newby
    Wealthy filmmaker Michael Moore and Rainn Wilson, an actor best known for his role in the American version of "The Office," referenced a parody article at The Onion in tweets on Wednesday, duping a number of their followers, Twitchy reported. "NRA Sets 1,000 Killed In School Shooting As Amount It Would Take For Them To Reconsider Much Of Anything," Wilson tweeted, without mentioning the source of the article. He did provide a link to it, however. Twitchy said that if Wilson knows The Onion is a parody site, he's not admitting it. "[W]ow, just wow. I don't know what else...
  • Radio host tricked by Onion story on drones at Obama’s inauguration

    01/27/2013 2:36:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 25, 2013 | claudinezap
    The Onion strikes again. A radio host fell for a fake story from the satirical website that showed a doctored image of a “drone flyover” on President Barack Obama’s inauguration day.
  • Iranian News Agency Duped by Satirical News Story

    09/29/2012 12:14:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/12
    The Israeli Embassy in the U.S. had a field day after the Iranian state-run Fars News Agency used a made up report by the satirical news site The Onion, and passed it off as what they presumed to be real. The fake report stated that a new Gallup poll showed that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was overwhelming preferred over President Obama by rural white Americans. The Onion headline, “Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama”, was immediately picked up by Fars and hours later the news agency ran an identical story. The Israeli Embassy found this all too amusing,...
  • Iranian news agency duped by Onion story on Obama poll

    09/28/2012 8:34:06 PM PDT · by Repeat Offender · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 28 Sep 2012 | Ron Recinto
    Iran's leading news agency published a mock poll that claimed rural whites in the U.S. favored Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over president Barack Obama. The mock poll was originally published on a popular U.S. media site, The Onion.
  • Liberals duped by The Onion attack Bachmann over 'reaction' to Sikh shooting

    08/08/2012 5:57:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 7 Aug 2012 | Joe Newby
    The Onion is a well known parody site that posts fake headlines intended to amuse the reader. But liberals actually believed the site when it posted a headline proclaiming that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said she was relieved that “not a single American died" in the tragic shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple, Twitchy reported Monday. "Unbelievable," tweeted Ana Luiza Farias. "What a cruel, evil thing to say!" another tweeted. "This saddens & disgusts me," said another. "Michele Bachman is one ignorant broad (sic)," another tweeted, while suggesting Bachmann be slapped. Others called Bachmann stupid, while at least one compared...
  • New York Times falls for Obama Onion spoof

    04/25/2011 8:12:07 PM PDT · by GreatJoeMcCarthy · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 25, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    The paper of record has been punked by the paper of parody. The New York Times' April 17 mini-retrospective on the "original teen-girl tabloid," Tiger Beat, included a sampling of the magazine's covers throughout the years. But as the Times learned the hard way, one of those things was not like the others. The cover in question, seen at right, pairs teen pop trio the Jonas Brothers alongside President Obama proclaiming: "I Sing in the Shower." The problem is, no such issue of Tiger Beat actually exists, which prompted the Times to issue a rather embarrassing erratum in this past...
  • Obama Replaces Costly High-Speed Rail Plan With High-Speed Bus Plan (Video link)

    04/10/2011 4:50:42 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 18 replies
    Onion...Link Only | 4/9/2011
    This is hilarius...video link
  • Obama signed secret order authorizing covert U.S. support for rebel forces in Libya: officials

    03/30/2011 1:08:20 PM PDT · by cll · 136 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/30/2011
    Banner only...
  • Japanese Leaders Say Radioactive Waste May Have Contributed To Creation Of Giant Monsters

    03/17/2011 9:23:09 PM PDT · by libh8er · 35 replies
    Tamanegi
    Copyrighted. Link Only
  • Peeling Back The Onion That Is 'White, Liberal, Elite' NPR

    03/12/2011 7:37:32 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 25 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/11/2011 | Ed Carson
    With National Public Radio in danger of losing its federal funding and former top official saying Tea Party people are “racist, racist”, NPR board member Sue Schardt recently said the organization had “unwittingly cultivated a core audience that is predominately white, liberal, highly educated, elite.” As Instapundit says, “I’m not so sure it was all that unwitting.” Indeed, NPR’s obsession with super-serving “the core” listeners has long been a source of parody. From The Onion archives: ‘This American Life’ Completes Documentation Of Liberal, Upper-Middle-Class Existence Producers of the long-running Chicago Public Radio program This American Life announced Monday that they...
  • THE ONION SHUTS DOWN: "NO MORE SATIRE POSSIBLE"

    04/18/2010 6:27:37 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 155 replies · 4,313+ views
    Lazamataz created this | April 17, 2010 | By Lazamataz
    The Onion, the United States oldest and most revered satirical newspaper, first published in 1756, has announced that they will close their website and cease all publishing activities, effective immediately. Said the owner, "No more satire is possible. Nothing can beat the outrageousness of what comes out of Washington today. In a sentence: We are plum out of satire." Satirical headlines planned by The Onion, such as "Pelosi: Pass Health Care To Find Out What Is In It", "Major Tax Increases To Reverse Recession", and "Obama Bows To Communist Leader", have been superceded by actual news headlines, causing these satirical...
  • Moldova feeds soldiers garlic, onion to beat swine flu

    11/19/2009 9:08:27 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 614+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov. 19, 2009
    Moldovan soldiers has been issued with an extra ration of onions and garlic to ward off swine flu, the defence ministry's chief doctor said Thursday. "We have introduced an extra 25 grams (one ounce) of onion and 15 grams of garlic in their daily ration," Sergiu Vasilita told AFP. So far, 24 soldiers have completed treatment for swine flu, while 19 are in hospital with acute respiratory infections, he said.
  • Obama Suffers From Bipolar Disorder

    10/03/2009 6:57:22 PM PDT · by kendmaes · 44 replies · 3,252+ views
    Wow, no one saw this coming, apparently President Obama's rejection in Copenhagen had more of an effect then first thought. This explains alot and especially the way he was looking today, one day after getting kicked to the curb on the world stage.
  • Caption this pic

    07/09/2009 11:13:38 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 43 replies · 1,818+ views
  • Former CNN Anchor Moves to The Onion

    03/25/2009 11:27:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 1,385+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 25, 2009 | Robert Mackey
    In yet another sign that the line between real news and fake news is getting thinner, one of CNN’s main anchors during the 1980s and 1990s, Bobbie Battista, has taken a step through the looking glass and can now be seen anchoring reports online for ONN, The Onion News Network. In the report below, “Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating Airport,” Ms. Battista reports the fictional news with the same aplomb she brought to the real thing during her 20-year career at CNN: In a recent interview with the blog CNN Observations, Ms. Battista said she enjoyed the...
  • Obama Win Causes Obsessed Backers To See How Empty Lives Are

    11/07/2008 2:43:45 PM PST · by taketheredpill · 23 replies · 2,238+ views
    The Onion ^ | 11/6/2008 | The Onion
    If this is inappropriate for this Blog I am sorry...let me know. But, I just had to share it for a start to the weekend. A little relevant levity at the end of a brutal week.
  • Obama Win Causes Obsessed Backers to See how Empty Their Lives Are(Onion)

    11/06/2008 5:56:52 PM PST · by jaguar21 · 9 replies · 1,313+ views
    The revelation that Obama's candidacy was the only thing that gave their lives any meaning has caused many supporters to wander aimlessly, unsure of what to do with themselves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3_95F5e-Ac
  • Funny Video: Obama Releases his Patriot Plan to Improve American Economy

    09/21/2008 5:36:39 PM PDT · by Obamalujah · 1 replies · 116+ views
    Right Werds, Korrekt Speech ^ | 09/21/2008 | Bear Nichols
    Now, that is funny. On a more serious note, the point of the video is true. American jobs that leave do so for good reason. Corporations can find cheaper labor overseas, which causes production costs to go down and prices on goods. This is good for the American consumer, and it also forces Americans to do what they do best, innovate. Making these jobs stay home only punishes the American consumer, just like tarriffs. Tarriffs are essentially government and corporations joining together to steal from the American consumer by overpricing goods.
  • MoveOn.org peels editor off of satirical Onion paper

    01/11/2008 8:45:40 AM PST · by RDTF · 13 replies · 56+ views
    The Examiner.com via Drudge Report ^ | Jan 11, 2008 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    Lots of people on the right think that the liberal group MoveOn.org is a joke. Well, now they’ll have a bit more ammo in their argument. The powerful liberal activist group has wooed Peter Koechley away from the satirical newspaper The Onion, where he was managing editor. In an e-mail blast that went out on Thursday, Koechley refers to “MoveOn, where I now work.” -snip-
  • Put an Onion on His Belt

    06/14/2007 12:09:57 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 27 replies · 732+ views
    Hugh Hewitt at Townhall.com ^ | 06/14/07 | Dean Barnett
    Count me among those perplexed by John McCain’s decision to go negative. Does the Senator think he’s not coming across as curmudgeonly enough? Does he think he’ll reap some benefit from turning himself into the political version of Grandpa Simpson? If I were McCain, I’d go upbeat and explain my own positions and repair my own relationships with the party faithful. That’s what he has to do. Honestly, is there any Republican candidate out there that McCain would defeat (other than Larry Libertarian) in a head-to-head match-up? He has to tend to his own image. Knocking down nine other...
  • ABC News Foley Tip Page

    10/05/2006 3:25:50 PM PDT · by mmyers · 211 replies · 10,296+ views
    Here is the tip page for all you pages!! Name address and phone # Not required! http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=1927431
  • Miramax, Onion writer plan terror satire - Homeland Insecurity -

    06/06/2006 11:57:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 312+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/6/06 | Gregg Kilday
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Miramax Films is developing a satirical comedy with the former editor in chief of the Onion. "Homeland Insecurity" will track the misadventures of two Arab-Americans who are mistaken for terrorists while on a business trip to Texas. Robert Siegel will write the screenplay; he has co-written the script for "The Untitled Onion Movie" for Fox-based Regency Enterprises.
  • The Onion asked to peel presidential seal from site

    10/26/2005 12:20:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 56 replies · 1,684+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | October 26, 2005
    The White House is not amused by The Onion, a on-line newspaper that often spoofs the Bush administration, and has asked it to stop using the presidential seal on its website. The seal was still on the website yesterday at the spot where President George W. Bush's weekly radio address is parodied.
  • Kerry Gets Info From Onion and Scrappleface

    04/11/2005 8:57:41 PM PDT · by marblehead17 · 28 replies · 1,171+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 04/11/2005 | marblehead17
    During a speech in Boston, John Kerry accused Republicans of voter intimidation. He said, Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday..... Now what is the source Kerry used? He got his information from the kings of satire, The Onion and Scrappleface. I kid you not. This is what The Onion wrote. That's why we put up hundreds of brightly colored banners featuring Martin Luther King Jr. and the 'Vote November 3' reminder. We needed to make sure they know when we want them at polling places. And from Scrappleface, The truth is: November 3rd...
  • BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA -- John Kerry relied on info from the ONION for his voter irregularities BS

    04/11/2005 3:17:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 110 replies · 4,199+ views
    Larry Elder show | 4-11-05 | dfu
    This is just too good. Larry Elder was just talking about John Kerry and his whining claims of voter irregularities that cost him the election. After all, he just had to turn around 60,000 votes in Ohio and we would have a first lady telling people to shove it from the White House. One of Kerry's claims is that messages were being given to DemocRAT voters that Republicans vote on Tuesday and RATS on Wednesday. Well, John, it was not a dirty trick. The info was satire and published in . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Look out S.F., here comes the Onion

    01/30/2005 12:15:35 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 550+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/29/5 | Dan Fost
    Relationship Beats Second-Quarter Expectations. Jersey City, N.J. -- Kirk Herman and Deanna Greunwald surprised friends by exceeding second-quarter expectations for their relationship Monday. Now there's a business story people would read. That's what the folks who run the Onion are betting on. The satirical weekly newspaper that expertly mocks traditional newspaper style is coming to the Bay Area, with hopes that its snarky, funny news spoofs will attract enough readers to pick off some local advertising. Many fans who know the Onion from its Web site, www.theonion.com, don't realize the outfit started as a weekly newspaper in Madison, Wis., in...
  • Pungent onion holds potential to fight cancer

    10/23/2004 2:36:15 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 887+ views
    New Kerala ^ | Oct. 23, 2004 | Indo-Asian News Service
    [Health India]: New York, Oct 23 : Pungent onions can be harsh on your social life but they are potentially great for fighting cancer, a new study has revealed. Preliminary studies by researchers at Cornell University have found that the strong flavoured onions have the capacity to inhibit the growth of liver and colon cancer cells. While researchers have known for some time that onions may help fight cancer, the new study to appear in the November issue of Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry is believed to be the first to compare cancer-fighting abilities of onion varieties. "No one...
  • Politics 101, With All Its Spitballs and Sneers

    09/16/2004 6:14:03 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 438+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 16, 2004 | JANET MASLIN
    In the midst of an especially bitter political season, the troublemakers at "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" can be seen regularly on Comedy Central, shamelessly exploiting current events for their own gain. Now this crew carries its mischief even further with a mock textbook that purports to describe American democracy. It tells us, among other things, that the Oval Office has no corners in which the president can be made to sit in if he shames the nation. It also tells us that if "The Daily Show'' had its way, the world would be a vastly funnier place. In...
  • Live Thread: Rather Promotes Clinton Interview on Larry King

    06/18/2004 6:02:23 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 18 replies · 529+ views
    Dan Rather will be on Larry King in a few minutes to gin up interest in his full-hour interview with former pres. Clinton (7:00 sunday, cbs) "Veteran newsman Dan Rather discusses the beheading of an American hostage, and his interview with former President Bill Clinton. Tune in at 9 p.m. ET. "
  • <i>The Onion</i> Taken Seriously

    04/15/2004 2:27:25 PM PDT · by JoeGar · 9 replies · 203+ views
    Wired News ^ | April 14, 2004 | Daniel Terdiman
    <p>The article in the Beijing Evening News told a shocking story of American hubris: Congress was behaving like a petulant baseball team and threatening to bolt Washington, D.C., unless it got a new, modern Capitol building, complete with retractable roof.</p>
  • Paula Zahn Reports The Onion?

    03/26/2004 2:03:53 PM PST · by JoeGar · 19 replies · 330+ views
    FOX News | 3/26/04 | JoeGar
    I heard FOX News report that Paula Zahn had done a news report about how 50+% of exercisers do so while watching TV. Apparently, according to FOX, unbeknownst to Paula, this story originated in "The Onion". Has anyone seen a news story about this?
  • Copyright infringement complaint from The Onion

    09/19/2003 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 359 replies · 2,484+ views
    Email from The Onion | 09/19/03 | Sean Mills
    Subject: Copyright infringement Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 16:27:04 -0400 From: Sean Mills smills@theonion.com To: webmaster@freerepublic.com Dear Free Republic, It has come to our attention that you have published a number of pieces of Onion content at: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/onion http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/k-onion/browse http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/583819/posts This material was published in THE ONION and the images you are presenting are being served by our servers. The material that you are publishing was published without permission of ONION, INC. Further, the material is copyrighted. You have infringed on our copyright and we, therefore, demand that you immediately cease and desist from any further use of the...
  • FBI: Muslim Groups in US May be Developing Nuclear Families

    11/19/2002 8:16:29 PM PST · by Clemenza · 11 replies · 376+ views
    La Cebolla ^ | 11/19/02
    WASHINGTON, DC—According to an FBI report released Monday, "reliable and substantive evidence" exists indicating that Muslims residing in the U.S. are involved in a widespread plot to develop nuclear families. "We possess what we believe to be credible proof that thousands of Islamic Americans, many of them Mideast-born, are attempting to acquire nuclear-family capability, often in full view of American law-enforcement authorities," said FBI director Robert Mueller, speaking before the Senate Intelligence Committee. "These nuclear families, which consist of a husband-wife core and a varied number of surrounding offspring, could potentially come into contact with other such nuclear families, creating...
  • Israeli Busdriver Wants Really Big Raise

    07/17/2002 11:47:12 AM PDT · by weikel · 13 replies · 302+ views
    the onion ^ | onion staffer
    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL— His nerves shot, Tel Aviv bus driver Yehuda Ben-Zvi said Monday that he wants a "really big" raise. "I'm sorry, but 20 lousy sheqels an hour to drive a bus in this country just doesn't cut it," said Ben-Zvi, 44, nervously scanning each person boarding his bus. "If they don't up me to at least 100 [sheqels] an hour, I'm outta here." Added Ben-Zvi: "Shit, it's not like I've got some deep commitment to providing public transportation. People can walk."
  • It was a joke. Really.

    06/17/2002 8:09:36 AM PDT · by Temple Owl · 2 replies · 185+ views
    Chicago Tribune | 6-16-02 | N/a
    From the Chicago TribuneIt was a joke. Really.June 16 2002Readers of one of Beijing's biggest tabloid newspapers recently were led to believe that the U.S. Congress was threatening to dump Washington, D.C. and move to Charlotte or Memphis unless it got a "new, state-of-the-art" Capitol building.The Beijing Evening News quoted House Speaker Dennis Hastert dissing the Capitol Building as "no longer suitable for a world-class legislative branch." Bad bathrooms, miserable parking, you get the picture.House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt said, "If we want to stay competitive, we need to upgrade. Look at British Parliament. Look at the Vatican . ....
  • Chinese newspaper prints satirical article as fact (reporter fell for The Onion)

    06/07/2002 6:50:34 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 4 replies · 179+ views
    Ananova ^ | 6-7-02
    Chinese newspaper prints satirical article as fact A Chinese newspaper has used a spoof from the satirical US tabloid The Onion as the basis for a true story. The Beijing Evening News says the US Congress may move to Memphis or Charlotte unless it got a retractable roof. The paper translated part of The Onion's satirical story directly. International news editor Yu Bin says he doesn't know where writer Huang Ke found the story. Editor-in-chief of The Onion Robert Siegel told the LA Times: "Wow, even journalists now believe everything they read." Yu said he'd tell Huang to ''be more...
  • One More Reason Not to Trust ChiCom Media

    06/07/2002 3:38:27 PM PDT · by B.R. Burton · 4 replies · 187+ views
    Chinese newspaper prints satirical article as fact A Chinese newspaper has used a spoof from the satirical US tabloid The Onion as the basis for a true story. The Beijing Evening News says the US Congress may move to Memphis or Charlotte unless it got a retractable roof." Entire Story
  • Homeland Security Issues Lifejackets To All Citizens

    06/05/2002 9:11:30 AM PDT · by Charlotte Corday · 7 replies · 175+ views
    The Onion ^ | June 5, 2002 | Charlotte Corday
    "To say exactly what these life vests are for would not be in the best interests of national security, but I promise that this is not indicative of any serious threat," Ridge said. "The best thing for everyone to do is simply go about their normal lives. With their life vests on, of course."Click for the full article.
  • Handlers Desperate to Prevent Tara Reid Awakening

    05/21/2002 8:14:46 PM PDT · by TrappedInLiberalHell · 3 replies · 318+ views
    The Onion ^ | May 22, 2002 | The Onion
    LOS ANGELES—Tara Reid's agent, publicist, and other members of her management team are working feverishly to avert a potential political awakening in the 26-year-old actress, sources reported Tuesday. "Thus far, Tara has been blissfully oblivious to world affairs," said Rick Stein, Reid's agent at International Creative Management. "But we must remain ever-vigilant of the possibility that, as her star continues to rise, she will develop a political consciousness like so many others in Hollywood." "As bad as she is, could you imagine if, during an interview for a new movie, she started going off on saving the animals or ending...
  • Teen Sex Linked to Drugs and Alcohol, Reports Center for Figuring out Really Obvious Things

    04/30/2002 3:12:23 PM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 6 replies · 255+ views
    The Onion ^ | 4-30-02
    BOSTON—A definitive causal relationship exists between drug and alcohol use and teen sex, the Center For Figuring Out Really Obvious Things reported Monday. The four-year, $3.5 million study, which examined the substance-abuse and sexual habits of more than 2,500 American teens, is regarded as one of the most "no-duh"-inducing in the center's history. "Our exhaustive research clearly confirms that U.S. youths between the ages of 13 and 18 who drink and/or use drugs are more likely to be sexually active," said Dr. Gerald Eckersley, director of the Boston-based organization. "This may be our most significant finding since the landmark 1978...
  • Military Promises 'Huge Numbers' For Gulf War II: The Vengeance

    03/12/2002 6:25:04 PM PST · by TrappedInLiberalHell · 13 replies · 505+ views
    The Onion ^ | 13 March 2002 | The Onion
    WASHINGTON, DC#151;At a Pentagon press conference Monday, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld touted the military's upcoming Gulf War II: The Vengeance as quot;even better than the original.quot; Above: Donald Rumsfeld debriefs reporters on the upcoming Gulf War sequel, scheduled to hit Iraq March 22. quot;If you thought the first one was good, just wait until you see the sequel,quot; Rumsfeld said of Gulf War II, scheduled to hit Iraqi theaters of operation March 22. quot;In the original, as you no doubt know, we defeat Saddam Hussein, only to let him slip away at the very end. This time, we're going back...