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If they think The Onion is anything but easily identifiable satire (via the Great Orange Satan):

Congress Takes Group Of Schoolchildren Hostage

‘We Need $12 Trillion Or All These Kids Die’

September 29, 2011 | ISSUE 47•39

WASHINGTON-Brandishing shotguns and semiautomatic pistols, members of the 112th U.S. Congress took a class of visiting schoolchildren hostage today, barricading themselves inside the Capitol rotunda and demanding $12 trillion dollars in cash….

I mean, come on, I’ve seen better photoshopping at the supermarket checkout counter tabloid stand.

Sep 29, 2011 11:34am

Did the Onion Go Too Far? Capitol Evacuation Story Prompts Police Response

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller, Lauren Effron and Andrew Springer report:

The satirical newspaper The Onion may have gone a little too far with their “reporting” this morning, causing the Capitol Hill police to get involved….

And relying on Twitter for substance and accuracy? Come on.

September 29, 2011, 2:09 pm

The Onion’s Twitter Posts Draw Scrutiny


The Onion drew criticism in some circles for a series of satirical Twitter reports claiming that there was a hostage situation inside the Capitol building.

The United States Capitol Police on Thursday said they were investigating The Onion, a satiric media organization, for making false reports on Twitter claiming that there was a hostage situation inside the Capitol building….

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In journamalism is the word “some” a shorthand label attached to identify people so dense that they are incapable of comprehending that The Onion does satire and fake news?

We are ruled by people too stupid to remember to breathe.

Then again, political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Prize.