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15 Times Satire Swooped over People's Heads

Either they don't get the joke or they don't want to. None of us wanted it to be this way.

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17 Times Unthinking People Believed the Most Absurd Satire

How hard is it to discern between a news source and a humor website? Did these people leave their thinking caps at the door? That said, boy does it make you feel smart to be in on the joke when someone else is scratching their head.

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15 Times The Onion Went Way Over People's Heads

Satire isn't for everyone. What's almost as funny as the satire itself is when someone doesn't get the joke.

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17 Times Utter Nincompoops Believed The Onion

People really need to start checking their sources. Specifically if that source is a well known satirical website.

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25 Times The Onion Whizzed Miles over Peoples Heads

People still have a really hard time discerning between The Onion and real news. Somehow.

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10 Times Outraged Nincompoops Believed The Onion

Sure, looking at people believe satire will make you lose your faith in humanity a bit, but it is pretty funny.

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Over the weekend, probably as he was Googling his own name and looking for something, anything complimentary about him, Sean Spicer found a video that he thought “Nailed it!” It’s just a shame that that video came from The Onion, the world leader in joke news.

Spicer found a tweet by The Onion, who were promoting their video "5 Things to Know About Sean Spicer" touting Spicer’s ability to communicate the Trump administration’s “misinformation.” He quickly retweeted and added the comment “You nailed it. Period!”



via @seanspicer

One can only imagine him lying in his lazy boy recliner, mouth open, and Doritos dust covering his chest as came across the tweet that claimed he was lying to the American People. He might’ve brushed that Doritos dust off his chest before RT’ing in agreement. Or maybe he didn’t change positions.

However, one thing’s for sure, if you were wondering about Trump administration’s ability to parse out real news from “fake news,” you have your answer: The White House press secretary aka one of the most important media guys in America thought The Onion was real.

via Agent M Loves Gifs

poll finds that the onion is more credible than alex jones infowars
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If you need to get your news, you could do worse than The Onion, a new poll shows.

According to Morning Consult, “a media and technology company at the intersection of politics, policy, Wall Street, and business strategy,” the satirical newspaper The Onion, which recently ran the headline “Report: Bananas Still Most Popular Fruit For Pretending To Receive Phone Call” is more credible than Infowars, which recently ran the headline “The Shocking Proof That Multiculturalism Has Failed.” No surprise here: The Onion headline is true.

In a shocking upset to conspiracy theorists and screaming men around the globe, 18 percent of people polled considered The Onion (again, the paper put together for laughs) credible, while only 17 percent considered InfoWars credibe. Even more shocking is our new Chief Strategist to the White House Steve Bannon’s former stomping ground, Breitbart, is only considered 19 percent credible. People aren’t just finding white supremacy very helpful these days.

via Reddit

Of course, as the poll points out, this might be affected by the fact that people haven’t heard of Breitbart or Infowars.

“Credibility was significantly lower for far-right sites such as Breitbart and InfoWars, but both were also hampered by being largely unknown. Forty-two percent of people said they “never heard of” Breitbart, and 49 percent said the same about InfoWars. Twenty-six percent said Breitbart was not credible, while 21 percent said the same of InfoWars. Breitbart and InfoWars did better with Republican men, with 32 percent and 27 percent respectively saying the sites were credible.”

You’re still probably better off choosing The Onion. Check out this headline from the other day. Topical! 

via The Onion