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The Onion satire returns

Commentary on today's shooting from the satirical newspaper, The Onion. This is the fifth time that they've run the same article changing only the place, the picture, and the number of deaths.

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February 14, 2018

"The Onion" is the answer to the question "who could have predicted that Donald Trump would become president?"

Real fake news got it right back in 2012!

My hunch is that most of my readers are familiar with The Onion, a satirical online news site that uses the conventions of the news business to satirize mainstream news. There are many reasons for its success but I think its ability to closely imitate the style and substance of real news is an important element in its success -- the story may . . .

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January 24, 2017

War in the Mideast

Cheerleading for another war

This morning's editorial in the Intelligencer, "Anti-Terrorism Policy Flawed," once again blames the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton for everything that has happened in the Mideast. Of course the editorial makes no mention of George W. Bush whose policies . . .

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November 17, 2015

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