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Liberals duped by The Onion attack Bachmann over 'reaction' to Sikh shooting
examiner.com ^ | 7 Aug 2012 | Joe Newby

Posted on 08/08/2012 5:57:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog

The Onion is a well known parody site that posts fake headlines intended to amuse the reader.

But liberals actually believed the site when it posted a headline proclaiming that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said she was relieved that “not a single American died" in the tragic shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple, Twitchy reported Monday.

"Unbelievable," tweeted Ana Luiza Farias.

"What a cruel, evil thing to say!" another tweeted.

"This saddens & disgusts me," said another.

"Michele Bachman is one ignorant broad (sic)," another tweeted, while suggesting Bachmann be slapped.

Others called Bachmann stupid, while at least one compared her to Sarah Palin.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: dopeydems; humor; onion; parody; sikh

1 posted on 08/08/2012 5:57:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

You have to laugh at the fact that they were duped. :)


2 posted on 08/08/2012 5:59:01 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: smokingfrog
pwned !!!
3 posted on 08/08/2012 6:02:07 PM PDT by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: smokingfrog
Others called Bachmann stupid, while at least one compared her to Sarah Palin.

OH THE HORROR!!!!
4 posted on 08/08/2012 6:04:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: smokingfrog

Rats are eaten up with the dumb-ass. You just can’t fix stupid.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 6:29:50 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: smokingfrog

True, but plenty of FReepers have been sucked in by the same website.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 6:34:48 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Slump Tester

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/02/07/louisiana-congressman-mistakes-the-onions-planned-parenthood-story-for-factual-news/


7 posted on 08/08/2012 6:39:58 PM PDT by robrose68 (undecided)
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To: smokingfrog
Just FYI, the "examiner.com" site is a BLOG filled to overflowing with CRAP POPUPs, auto-install malware, etc.

You really ought to warn people about the site, not blog-pimp it. This is not just me bitching, as you can find a multitude of examples in past threads from this horrid site.

At the very least, if you must post from it, don't call it "News". It belongs in "Bloggers".

Yours for safer FReeping....

8 posted on 08/08/2012 6:58:00 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: scottjewell

Why wouldn’t they believe it? They believe everything Obama says, don’t they?


9 posted on 08/08/2012 7:19:37 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: smokingfrog; nascarnation

To be fair I’ve seen plenty of freepers get sucked in with an Onion article. John Semmens never fails to get a few also.


10 posted on 08/08/2012 7:31:17 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: smokingfrog

Yeah, but Sarah Palin is associated with a line uttered by a comedian in a SNL skit. Now it is what moderates know her by. Liberals will not be hurt by this stunt. Bachmann will be. The bell cannot be unrung and the media/liberals have no interest is repairing the misconception.


11 posted on 08/08/2012 7:31:55 PM PDT by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: smokingfrog

Don’t laugh too hard. I often wonder how many Freepers go screeching to folks when they read the lates “Semi news-semi satire” post. By some of the comments they leave, you can tell they don’t read the “humor” tags.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 7:44:41 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: smokingfrog

The onion is really pretty funny. SIL got hit with an article yesterday.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 7:45:28 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: smokingfrog
Not one of those Tweeters has read Huckleberry Finn?
14 posted on 08/08/2012 7:49:28 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: cripplecreek

Bachmann should give a reply asking the critics to look into a mirror and ask the mirror if that person being seen could actually be as stupidly gullible to make such comments.


15 posted on 08/08/2012 8:01:53 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: smokingfrog

They are gullible enough to be fooled and stupid enough to vote for Barry.


16 posted on 08/08/2012 8:40:43 PM PDT by DnPRK
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To: DnPRK
I have been involved with County politics for just short of 17 years and have NEVER seen anything like we are seeing today. I had contemplated running for higher office at times but have since come to the conclusion it is not for me. I would never submit myself or my family to such crap. In politics you are damned if you do and damned if you don't but all the crap heaped on politicians these days is despicable.
17 posted on 08/09/2012 3:15:38 AM PDT by Progov
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To: smokingfrog; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Onion spoof regarding Sikh temple shooting strikes wrong note

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 3:26:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: smokingfrog

—several years ago I made an obviously sarcastic set of remarks here on FR which was reposted on DU—it took seventeen of their posters to realize it was sarcasm——


19 posted on 08/09/2012 6:12:48 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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