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  • Secret Videotape of Obama Cabinet Meeting Unveiled!

    03/16/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The headline of this post might not be completely honest. Indeed, if you asked me to grade the accuracy of my title, I’ll admit right away that it falls into the “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” category of mendacity. But I’m only prevaricating to set the stage for some satire about Keynesian economics. But this satire is based on a very bizarre reality. Advocates of Keynesian economics such as Paul Krugman have claimed that war is stimulus for the economy and that it would be good if we were threatened by an alien invasion. As...
  • You must be joking: IL partners with The Onion to push Obamacare

    02/11/2014 12:29:06 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 2-11-14 | Benjamin Yount
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois is turning it’s Obamacare sales pitch into a joke. To get more people to sign up for health care, the state is bragging it will spend $150,000 on ads for the satirical news site The Onion. “We know that to effectively reach Young Invincibles – who are 53 percent of our uninsured residents in Illinois – we have to work with non-traditional, and especially digital, sources for news and entertainment. That’s where The Onion fits right into our outreach strategy,” Jennifer Koehler, executive director of Get Covered Illinois said in a news release. Neither Koehler nor...
  • Quinn teams up with the Onion in insurance pitch to 'young invincibles'

    02/11/2014 9:57:50 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | 02/10/2014 | kin Schorsch
    Gov. Pat Quinn is partnering with satiric news site the Onion to persuade young invincibles” to sign up for health care insurance — before it's too late under Obamacare. Beginning today, Onion Labs, the creative services division of Chicago-based Onion, will run banners ads on its website of a man forced to sell his action figures to pay his medical bills because he didn't buy health insurance, according to a statement today from Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance exchange.
  • Microaggression: Never heard of it? You may be guilty of it.

    02/03/2014 6:47:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 3, 2014 | Alec Torres
    As a group of students begins studying for a calculus exam, a white student turns to an Asian peer and says, “Hey, would you mind helping me solve this problem? It’s really difficult, but you can probably do it.” The Asian student agrees to help, but for some reason feels uncomfortable with the way the question was asked. Is the Asian student being oversensitive? Was the white student subtly and subconsciously displaying racial prejudice against Asians? Could both be true? According to Dr. Derald Sue, a professor of psychology at Columbia University, the Asian student may have been the victim...
  • In political messaging wars, White House deploys a Twitter army

    11/03/2013 4:14:11 PM PST · by tsowellfan · 47 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Besieged by unflattering stories about the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare program, the White House saw a news report that it wanted to swiftly knock down. It was from NBC, which said that Obama had overpromised when he said Americans who liked their insurance could keep it, and that the president knew that many people would see their coverage change. White House officials quickly began firing off a barrage of tweets on Twitter, which has become one of the administration's most potent and relied-upon weapons in trying to shape public opinion and media reports. Josh Earnest,...
  • Satire Gone Too Far? The Onion Hurls Slurs At Redskins Owner

    10/22/2013 5:22:46 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies
    WCBS TV NYC ^ | October 22, 2013
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A satirical publication is making real news with its take on the debate surrounding the Washington Redskins nickname.</p> <p>An article posted to The Onion’s website on Monday featured anti-Semitic slurs and stereotypes aimed at Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who is Jewish.</p>
  • 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...
  • The Onion Gets Blasted for Calling 9-Year-Old Quvenzhané Wallis the C-Word

    02/25/2013 6:28:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Zimbio ^ | 2/25/13 | Jill Slattery
    If you thought some of Seth MacFarlane's Oscar jokes were off-color, you'll never believe that The Onion tweeted about this year's youngest nominee. The satirical news organization has come under fire for posting a nasty tweet about nine-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (you know, the adorable little girl who's been carrying around puppy purses all award season?).
  • 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.
  • ‘The Miracle of Abortion’: The Onion imagines showing 8th graders the reality of abortion

    11/13/2012 5:32:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/12/2012 | Adam Cassandra
    November 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Remember having to watch those sex-ed videos as a teenager about puberty or pregnancy that made everyone in the classroom just a little uncomfortable? Now imagine that while your local Planned Parenthood abortion advocates are teaching a class of young children about having sex, with taxpayer funding from Obamacare, that they dare to show a video of what really happens during an abortion. How horrible would that be? The satirists at The Onion imagined such a scenario in a recent “news story.” Middle school children “squirmed uncomfortably and grimaced in disgust” when shown the “educational...
  • 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,...
  • Capitol Police issue ‘all clear’ following Onion tweets, article

    09/30/2011 6:36:37 AM PDT · by Immerito · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2011 | David Marino-Nachison
    The U.S. Capitol Police issued a statement calling conditions at the Capitol building “normal” Thursday morning in apparent response to a series of tweets and an article from the satirical web site The Onion. “It has come to our attention that recents twitter feeds are reporting false information concerning current conditions at the U.S. Capitol. Conditions at the U.S. Capitol are currently normal,” read a press release from Sergeant Kimberly Schneider. “There is no credibility to these stories or the twitter feeds,” Schneider’s release read. “The U.S. Capitol Police are currently investigating the reporting.”
  • 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
  • Biden thinks The Onion’s spoofs of him are ‘hilarious’ (With video 1:28)

    01/28/2011 7:19:48 AM PST · by decimon · 7 replies
    The Ticket ^ | January 28, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    A mock photo of Vice President Joe Biden washing a Trans-Am shirtless. Strange? Distasteful? Crossing the line? Not so, Biden says. "I think it's hilarious," Biden told Yahoo! in a wide-ranging interview Thursday. Satirical publication The Onion has repeatedly made the Vice President a target for particularly randy news stories and online cartoon spoofs -- and the jokes have been a viral sensation.
  • Kirsten Gillibrand and Oprah Winfrey, get your guns: Frontier women in modern American life

    12/29/2010 2:02:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 8+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, December 27th 2010 | Stanley Crouch
    While recently watching the Coen brothers' new movie, "True Grit," I thought of how the story of a 14-year-old girl functioning in a world of rough and ruthless men conforms to the longstanding American myth of the pioneer woman - a myth that is especially relevant today, in the wake of congressional legislation that would have perished without a woman's strong leadership. American women were central to pushing the country westward and managing frontier towns of men who would've been happy drinking, shooting and killing each other if the female desire for order and tranquility had not been imposed upon...
  • Holder Vows Equal Enforcement, Calls Allegations To Contrary "Simply False"

    10/04/2010 7:16:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/4/10 | Mike Levine
    Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday pushed backed against those who accuse the Justice Department of enforcing civil rights laws based on race, saying people need to just "look at the facts." "The notion that we are enforcing any civil rights laws -- voting or others -- on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender is simply false," Holder said. For more than a year, Republicans and others have been questioning why the Obama administration reversed course on a federal lawsuit against two members of the New Black Panther Party, who were videotaped outside a
  • WTF is this Congressman talking about?

    05/04/2010 10:52:23 AM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 15 replies · 929+ views
    youtube ^ | unknown | Rep Haller
    Underground Birthing Centers? Please watch the video and see if you can help me figure out what he's talking about - related to: flesh-eating, HR8791, and/or attack from classified... enormous size, underworldly strength, Jesus, that's classified...
  • 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...
  • Barack Obama wins the Peace Prize

    10/09/2009 2:06:11 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 339 replies · 13,075+ views
    President Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  • New York Times Publishes Bi-Weekly Article from ‘The Onion’

    09/27/2009 1:13:33 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 2 replies · 584+ views
    Watcher of Weasels ^ | 09/27/2009 | The Watcher
    What else could it be when the Time’s new ombudsman Clark Hoyt prints a laughable correction account story about having been scooped and downright embarrassed multiple times by conservative bloggers on some of the years biggest stories concerning scandal of the liberal Democrat (i.e. OBAMA) persuasion. (H/T Michelle Malkin) Be prepared, the ombudsman column is a bi-weekly event and from what we can tell it reads exactly like the made up stories from The Onion.
  • Officials Find Swine Flu Hits Minorities Harder

    08/20/2009 1:58:02 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 30 replies · 1,553+ views
    NPR ^ | 8/19/09 | Richard Knox
    There are, however, other reasons why minorities seem to be more at risk of swine flu. Low-income parents have a harder time keeping their sick children home from school. "For some parents in lower-wage jobs, if they don't show up at work, they don't get paid, and people may already be on the economic margins," Barry says. "So parents were desperate to get some of these children back in school." As a result, there were many sick, contagious kids in Boston classrooms this spring. Because of the economic pressures and demographics of the Boston school system, most of them turned...
  • 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...
  • The Onion Can’t Bear to Mock The One

    02/22/2009 9:33:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies · 2,724+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | February 22, 2009 | Christian Toto
    America’s Finest News Source has some explaining to do. The Onion , the usually biting comic weekly, just can’t bring itself to mock President Barack Obama. The One has been in office for more than a month now, and the last four Onion issues have tip-toed around anything remotely tough on the Commander-in-Chief. It’s hardly a shock, since most comics in toto seem to have a hands off approach to the new president. But The Onion?
  • Inflation Hypothesis Doesn't Measure Up to New Data (growing body of evidence contradicts Big Bang)

    01/30/2009 10:54:50 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 497 replies · 6,868+ views
    ICR ^ | January 30, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Since the Big Bang story of the origin of the universe has been refuted by a host of external observations and internal contradictions,1 secular science has been forced to postulate additional, exceedingly improbable events to keep it afloat. One of these is “inflation,” which attempts to explain the apparent uniformity of the universe.2 But new observations by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe are forcing cosmologists to revamp inflation, at the cost of inventing yet another miraculous event to prop it up...
  • 10 Reasons Why Ron Paul Should be Vice President

    08/16/2007 5:33:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 140 replies · 1,488+ views
    USA ELECTION POLLS.COM ^ | 16 AUGUST 2007 | AP
    10 Reasons Why Ron Paul Should be Vice President August 16, 2007 If Ron Paul fails to win the Republican nomination, it may seem absurd to consider Ron Paul as the vice presidential running mate to any of the other Republican presidential candidates. But before you think so, we have brainstormed this here at our office and found that Ron Paul would make the best choice for Vice President. The major item of concern in choosing a vice presidential running mate is to select someone that can help you win and to find someone whose strength is your weakness. In...
  • Editorial: Second Amendment kills dozens in attack (Barf Alert)

    04/19/2007 11:04:40 AM PDT · by voteNRA · 71 replies · 1,694+ views
    The Minnesota Daily ^ | April 19, 2007 | Adri Mehra
    the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, drafted in 1789, reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." But what happens when the very "security of a free State" is directly infringed by "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms?" That, my friends, is known as a contradiction in terms, and in the science of logic, a statement that goes on to deny itself becomes inherently false.
  • At last, good war coverage [Madison lauds 'Onion editorial"]

    01/01/2006 8:03:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies · 834+ views
    Sometimes, only The Onion gets it right. The Madison-rooted satirical weekly finished off the year with a headline that summed up the unspoken reality of 2005. The headline read: "U.S. troops draw up own exit strategy." It appeared above an article that began: "BAGHDAD Citing the Bush administration's ongoing refusal to provide a timetable for withdrawal, the U.S. troops stationed in Iraq have devised their own exit strategy." A fictitious Staff Sgt. Cornelius Woods tells the newspaper, "My Marines are the best-trained, best-equipped, most homesick fighting force in the world. Just give us the order, and we will commandeer every...
  • Semi-News: Streisand Wants President Bush Impeached

    11/06/2005 1:38:55 PM PST · by John Semmens · 15 replies · 347+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 4 November 2005 | John Semmens
    Retired pop singer and political expert, Barbara Streisand, says President Bush ought to be impeached for recklessly and dishonestly dragging America into war with Iraq. "We went to war because we were misled by President Bush," said Streisand. "People, people who mislead people are the yuckiest people in the world." Streisand elaborated on her political philosophy by saying, "The people of America are all children, letting their grown-up pride hide all the need inside. America needs one person, one very special person, to ensure there will be no more hunger and thirst." Streisand declined to say who that one very...
  • 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.
  • R.I.P. Corwyn (Cory) William Zimbleman (Dead at 53 from PEST)

    06/20/2005 5:38:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 118 replies · 2,873+ views
    Tucson.com ^ | 6/20/05
    Corwyn (Cory) William Zimbleman Tucson, AZ (formerly of Champaign, IL) Age 53. Born April 18, 1952 to the late Willard and Gilda (Ebert) Zimbleman, died June 10, 2005. Throughout his life Cory was an extraordinary artist. His artistic talent and imagination would bring awe to all who viewed his work. His works grace an LP cover and numerous books; using Computer Aided Design (CAD) he designed home and business exteriors, interiors, and furniture for several architectural firms. His talent went beyond the fine arts as he added sculpturing, woodworking, metals, and other mediums to his repertoire. Having never gained the...
  • Terri Schiavo Still Responsive Despite Three Days of Starvation

    03/21/2005 1:18:51 PM PST · by Lexinom · 50 replies · 2,312+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 21 March 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Terri Schiavo Still Responsive Despite Three Days of Starvation Email this article Printer friendly page by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor March 21, 2005 Pinellas Park, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo is still responsive and in good spirits despite being deprived of food and water for three days, her parents said on Monday. She is also looking forward to receiving nutrition and seemed pleased to hear President Bush signed a bill helping her do that.Terri's father joked around with Terri in an early Monday morning visit and told her to get ready for him to take her to breakfast, he told news outlets in...
  • Onion staff off to Aspen comedy fest

    03/03/2004 4:27:35 PM PST · by mylife · 2 replies · 203+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | March 03, 2004 | By Ed Will
    Onion staff off to Aspen comedy fest By Ed Will Denver Post Staff Writer Wednesday, March 03, 2004 - How Joe Garden landed a writing gig with the Onion newspaper sounds like a good story for America's favorite source of irreverent news. "I was actually working at a liquor store, of all things," Garden says. "I started writing signs just to write signs, and there was a little bit of product information at the bottom. They all had a funny slant to them." The store sat on the main student drag in Madison, Wis., where two University of Wisconsin undergraduates...
  • 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...
  • ScrappleFace- Hilarious Political Satire

    03/08/2003 11:07:21 PM PST · by jagrmeister · 1 replies · 276+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | 3/8/2003 | Jagrmeister
    I've been looking for a genuinely humorous, intelligent satire site with a conservative bent for a while. I usually read The Onion, but have been put off lately by it's rabid liberalism (they underwent some changes in staff and received some investment from East Coast newsmedia companies which has seriously shifted their political views to the Left). To my pleasant surprise, I stumbled on a site that's a conservative alternative and just as funny. A lot of satire done with a political edge is so bitter that it doesn't strike me as funny. But ScrappleFace has done a good job....
  • Onion spoof of Allard has politicos tearing up with laughter

    03/08/2003 11:15:44 AM PST · by Drew68 · 12 replies · 216+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | 02/27/03 | Lynn Bartels
    Onion spoof of Allard has politicos tearing up with laughter By Lynn Bartels, Rocky Mountain News February 27, 2003 U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard, known in some political circles as Senator Anonymous, has finally hit pay dirt: Colorado's junior senator has been spoofed in The Onion. The Feb. 26 story in the national satirical newspaper portrays Allard as a reformed party animal who wants to move from his congressional dorm because he's now more serious about his job. "I had to get up at 7 a.m. today for a fund-raiser breakfast, and at, like, 3 o'clock in the morning, someone started...
  • Joke website sparks terror alert

    10/01/2002 10:48:44 PM PDT · by Selmo · 2 replies · 335+ views
    vnunet.com ^ | October 1, 2002 | Nick Farrell
    US cop believed story about Al-Qaeda telemarketing fraud Police officers in Battle Creek, Michigan believed that a story posted on a US satirical website about Al-Qaeda using telemarketing fraud was true. According to the Battle Creek Inquirer, the local sheriff's office sent out a press release saying that it was investigating several complaints of possible telemarketing fraud in the area, especially targeted at the elderly. The release said: "In the course of this investigation, it was learned that this is going on throughout the United States and some of these telemarketing programmes are believed to be operated by Al-Qaeda. "The...
  • Beijing newspaper retreats, apologizes for Capitol gaffe (and then berates The Onion)

    06/13/2002 8:31:45 AM PDT · by mhking · 16 replies · 300+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6.13.02 | HENRY CHU
    "Some small American newspapers frequently fabricate offbeat news to trick people into noticing them, with the aim of making money," the state-run Beijing Evening News said. "This is what the Onion does."Full Story
  • Chinese Paper Falls for Gag in The Onion

    06/07/2002 9:48:21 AM PDT · by Kryptonite · 11 replies · 319+ views
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's most popular newspaper has unwittingly republished a bogus story about U.S. Congress threats to skip town for Memphis or Charlotte unless Washington builds them a new Capitol building with a retractable dome. The source? America's celebrated spoof tabloid, the Onion. The Beijing Evening News, which claims a circulation of 1.25 million, translated portions of the Onion's tall tale word-for-word in the international news page of its June 3 edition. The reprinted version of the May 29 article, which parodies Congress as a Major League Baseball squad, also copied the Onion's would-be blueprint for a new legislative...
  • Satire in US becomes news in China

    06/07/2002 3:27:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies · 244+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 7, 2002 | Henry Chu
    <p>BEIJING - An embarrassing gaffe by China's usually staid state-run media has left a popular newspaper here with onion on its face.</p> <p>Readers of the Beijing Evening News, the capital's largest-circulation newspaper, learned this week that the US Congress had threatened to move out of Washington unless a fancy new Capitol was built.</p>
  • Beijing paper falls for gag in American tabloid

    06/07/2002 3:27:16 AM PDT · by Skooz · 4 replies · 213+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/7/02 | No Byline
    BEIJING, June 7 (Reuters) - Beijing's most popular newspaper has unwittingly republished a bogus story about U.S. Congress threats to skip town for Memphis or Charlotte unless Washington builds them a new Capitol building with a retractable dome. The source? America's celebrated spoof tabloid, the Onion.The Beijing Evening News, which claims a circulation of 1.25 million, translated portions of the Onion's tall tale word-for-word in the international news page of its June 3 edition.The reprinted version of the May 29 article, which parodies Congress as a Major League Baseball squad, also copied the Onion's would-be blueprint for a new legislative...