A quick browse through our news feeds on the social networking site Facebook often reveals "news" stories of a bizarre nature. These stories, from publications like The Daily Mash and The Onion have upset some people.
France has a version of the famous spoof website "The Onion", called "Le Gorafi". They published a fake poll which announced that 89 percent of French men thought the "clitoris" was a Toyota model. The Italian media mocked but ended up with red faces.
When the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the Twitter account of The Onion (the satirical, parody news website), at first people thought it was just the "normal" news. Since then both sides have confirmed the attack, with ever-increasingly morbid "humor."
Los Angeles -
"The Onion" made a rare apology Monday to 9-year-old best actress Oscar nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis, for the "senseless, humorless comment," the satirical publication published Sunday night on its Twitter account.
People's Daily, a Chinese newspaper with a daily circulation of 3-4 million, congratulated North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Tuesday after he won “Sexiest Man Alive.” Here’s the thing, though: the award was given out by The Onion.
Fars News Agency, the semi official news agency of the Iranian government, reported on a recent Gallup poll that shows rural white Americans would rather have Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the White House than Barack Obama.
The Onion recently waded into the "Innocence of Muslims" controversy by posting an X-rated satirical cartoon showing Jesus, Moses, Buddha and Ganesha in an orgiastic foursome on a bed of clouds with the headline: "No One Murdered Because of This Image."
New York -
The Onion, calling itself America’s Finest News Source, is set to move its editorial team to Chicago after making New York City its home for the last decade, and the satirical paper’s decision has left some of its writers “blindsided.”