Posts tagged The Onion

Via The Onion: Social Media is revolutionizing how parents stalk their kids.  

A little dated by Facebook and Twitter references, but the bit holds up surprisingly well 5 years later…

'The Internship' Poised To Be Biggest Comedy Of 2005 (by The Onion)

Related: Is the film the biggest piece of product placement since “Castaway”? Google  is referenced once every 2.3 minutes of the film.

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Congressman Falls For Months-Old Onion Story About Planned Parenthood “Abortionplex”

Meet Rep. John Fleming, the unfortunate Republican congressman from Louisiana who made that wonderful and all-too-common mistake of thinking that an Onion article was real and telling his Facebook followers to read it. Fleming’s Facebook status, from Friday, was posted by Literally Unbelievable, a Tumblr that collects images of Facebookers who think Onion satires are the real deal and post them on their walls.
What’s doubly sad about this posting (obviously deleted now) is that The Onion article shared, “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex,” is from May 2011 and is something of a viral classic, even inspiring some users of Yelp to “review” the facility described. So not only did Rep. Fleming (who calls abortion a “pernicious evil”) or at least one of his staffers believe Kansas now has an abortion clinic with “coffee shops, bars, dozens of restaurants and retail outlets, a three-story nightclub, and a 10-screen multiplex theater,” but it’s not even recent fake news. Read more.

theatlantic:

Congressman Falls For Months-Old Onion Story About Planned Parenthood “Abortionplex”

Meet Rep. John Fleming, the unfortunate Republican congressman from Louisiana who made that wonderful and all-too-common mistake of thinking that an Onion article was real and telling his Facebook followers to read it. Fleming’s Facebook status, from Friday, was posted by Literally Unbelievable, a Tumblr that collects images of Facebookers who think Onion satires are the real deal and post them on their walls.

What’s doubly sad about this posting (obviously deleted now) is that The Onion article shared, “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex,” is from May 2011 and is something of a viral classic, even inspiring some users of Yelp to “review” the facility described. So not only did Rep. Fleming (who calls abortion a “pernicious evil”) or at least one of his staffers believe Kansas now has an abortion clinic with “coffee shops, bars, dozens of restaurants and retail outlets, a three-story nightclub, and a 10-screen multiplex theater,” but it’s not even recent fake news. Read more.

The Onion: Decoy site created to lure away trolling internet commenters

The Onion nails another parody in the ongoing debate about online journalism and idiot commenters

Area Man Constantly Mentioning He Doesn't Own A Television

A classic article by The Onion, made all the more relevant as Nielsen reports the first drop of TV households in 20 years.

Disclosure: I’m employed by Nielsen, but ideas shared on this blog are my own. I live in a cord-cutting house, and would be represented among those in the news, but hopefully not like the character in The Onion story…