Posted by: Chris | January 31, 2012

Literally Unbelievable

The Onion catalogues the best slices of outrage its articles generate on Facebook.  I personally like the ones where the authors realize things are false but get upset at the Onion for publishing untruths, especially this guy, who has a long disquisition on the Onion’s shoddy reporting.  However, my favorite one combines Onion skepticism with some shockingly blinkered stupidity.

The website’s personal favorites from 2011 are here.



  1. Hmmm…

    This one is pretty good too:

  2. The disquisition was an excellent one to highlight – “noted for upholding the yellow journalism standard.”

    I’m undecided whether the guy (a) doesn’t know what The Onion is, (b) doesn’t know what yellow journalism is, or (c) doesn’t know what upholding means.

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