Onion: trap for the satire-impaired

On Monday I mentioned the parents’ group that mistook for real a satirical Onion photo of a teacher instructing students on homosexuality, with chalkboard dawings of men having sex. I can’t make the link to the story work for some reason, but Salon summarizes it (fifth item). Today Daniel Terdiman collects a bunch of these stories in an entertaining article for Wired that’s been making the rounds:

last month, MSNBC reporter Deborah Norville went on air with news that more than half of all exercise done in the United States happens in TV infomercials for workout machines.

Norville neglected to mention her source: The Onion, of course. Norville did not return a call seeking comment.


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