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The Onion’s tweets about Capitol gunfire prompt panic, mockery

Apparently the satire based on congress (or a subset thereof) holding the country hostage didn’t go over too well.

D.C.-based photographer Dave Stroup tweeted: “Not sure what’s worse, people not knowing the Onion is fake, or that it seemed believable that Members of Congress would take kids hostage.”

2 thoughts on “This is Satire. That’s How it Works.

  1. The most horrifying part of this for me was how crashingly unfunny it was. I wasn’t offended or afraid, just bored; the Onion is usually a lot funnier than that.

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