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Gayle in MD
11-27-2010, 08:28 AM
Ran Satire as a factual story about the President, from The Onion, no less!


http://www.thewrap.com/television/articl...real-news-22840 (http://www.thewrap.com/television/article/fox-news-site-posts-satiricial-onion-obama-story-amid-real-news-22840)

pooltchr
11-27-2010, 08:54 AM
And we allow people who can't tell the difference to vote!!!!

No wonder Obama got elected. Too many idiots who aren't capable of telling the difference between news and satire.

Were you confused when you read it, Gayle???????????????


Steve

LWW
11-27-2010, 11:37 AM
The only ones seeming to be confused about this being satire are leftists who complain about virtually everything even when they virtually never have any cogent point at all.

LWW

Qtec
11-28-2010, 03:18 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The only ones seeming to be confused about this being satire are leftists who complain about virtually everything even when they virtually never have any cogent point at all<span style="color: #CC0000"><span style='font-size: 20pt'>and Fox News.</span></span>

LWW </div></div>

Q........

LWW
11-28-2010, 05:17 AM
You can't seriously be this dumb. They quoted the Onion as the source.

Put down the haterade and man up ... the left are the one's that were played.

LWW

Qtec
11-28-2010, 05:31 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They quoted the Onion as the source. </div></div>

So?

Are you saying one has to do research on all Fox stories to find out if its a real story or a joke?

Q

LWW
11-28-2010, 05:36 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They quoted the Onion as the source. </div></div>

So?

Are you saying one has to do research on all Fox stories to find out if its a real story or a joke?

Q </div></div>

No. I'm saying the Onion is recognized by anyone with a brain as a satirical source.

OTOH ... the far left can't tell the difference between Tina Fey and Sarah Palin, hence they assume that everyone lacks the cognitive skills to see the obvious.

LWW

Qtec
11-28-2010, 05:46 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">No. I'm saying the Onion is recognized by anyone with a brain as a satirical source. </div></div>

ie this excludes 99% of Fox Readers.

Q

LWW
11-28-2010, 05:51 AM
Yet, somehow, they got it ... and you never do.

LWW

Gayle in MD
11-28-2010, 07:36 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">No. I'm saying the Onion is recognized by anyone with a brain as a satirical source. </div></div>

ie this excludes 99% of Fox Readers.

Q </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Beside it was the more serious headline, "China Issues Warning Ahead of U.S.-South Korea Drills."
<span style='font-size: 14pt'>
The original Obama headline didn't mention The Onion, and the only clue for readers was a link to the satirical site after the first two paragraphs of the story.</span>
White House War With Fox News Over
While the mention of The Onion in the headline would tip off fans of the satire site that the story was a joke, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>the article confused at least some Fox News readers.</span>"I can't seem to confirm this story anywhere except Onion. If it is false, somebody needs to go to jail for it," one wrote. "If it is true, this dude is crazier than an outhouse rat and needs some serious professional help! Someone needs to get to the bottom of this story and produce some verifiable facts to decide which way it should go."

Wrote another: "It is really sad that in a time of crisis in this country with troops on foreign soil the economy lack of jobs and now N. Korea once again rattling their saber we have a President sitting in the White House that by what I read in the email is utterly losing it. We can not afford to have him in the White House at such a critical time. (If this is real that is)."
</div></div>

Looks like the sort who watch Fox, took it very serious.

G.