The Onion: fake news less fake than real news

The Onion: fake news less fake than real news

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A guy John Nichols at Yahoo points out that The Onion's fake news is more honest than a lot of what we normally see, Look to The Onion for Accurate War Coverage:

Sometimes, only The Onion gets it right.

The satirical weekly, which does for print journalism what Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" does for cable news, finished off 2005 with a headline that summed up the unspoken reality of last year's media coverage of the debate about the Iraq War.

The headline read: "U.S. troops draw up own exit strategy."

It appeared above an article that began: "BAGHDAD — Citing the Bush administration's ongoing refusal to provide a timetable for withdrawal, the U.S. troops stationed in Iraq have devised their own exit strategy."

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