Friday, November 26, 2010


When FOX's only goal is to make things up about Obama so they can attack him, why not use articles from The Onion to do it?  They're already made up and it's not like anyone will care to know the difference over there.

Most people recognize The Onion as the Peabody Award-winning satire machine that it is. Some people, however, don’t. Which is why we get a story like this every few months. Of course, it’s sometimes easy to mistake an Onion article for the real thing since the writers make sure to skew as close to their targets as possible. It also doesn’t hurt when real news outlets reprint the satirists work and decide not to let their readers know it’s a joke, as Fox Nation did today.

Yes, the Fox Nation editors were apparently so enamored with an Onion piece from today entitled “Frustrated Obama Sends Nation Rambling 75,000-Word E-Mail” that they reposted the first two paragraphs in their culture section with nary a sign as to its fictional nature. The only clue that this wasn’t real (besides a quick peek at your inbox to confirm that Barack Obama hasn’t been emailing you) was a link at the bottom instructing readers to go to for the real story. This tiny link was, unfortunately, not enough for the vast majority of FN readers. At least, that’s the way it seems from the comments section.

And so "Obama e-mailed The Nation HERP DERP" will join the vast line of Obama lies, mistruths, and fabrications put forth as reality in the FOX world.  A vast majority of FOX folks don't ever bother to check the validity of what they're hearing or seeing, and they wouldn't care to know the truth anyway.  It interferes with their righteous indignation high that helps them feel better about themselves by hating the man.

Hell, FOX should just post Onion articles on a regular basis and pass them off as news.  It'll be great for "winning the morning".  FOX's cynicism has reached new lows.

We report (the lie), you decide to believe it anyway.

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