Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Onion fools the Chinese

I like fake news satire. I regularly post Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart videos. Though, Colbert and Stewart more often dabble in social commentary with a comic twist. There's a fake satirical web newspaper called The Onion. Many times, it's hilarious.

Well, The Onion fooled the Chinese or make that The Communist Chinese newspaper, The People's Daily. You see, The Onion named North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the "Sexiest Man Alive." They wrote this:

"With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman’s dream come true. Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper’s editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile."

Now check out his picture above. Now you get the joke. But obviously the Chinese Communists do not. Realizing that they don't get it, The Onion pokes fun at the Chinese and even itself. In an update, it says:

"For more coverage on The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive 2012, Kim Jong-Un, please visit our friends at the People's Daily in China, a proud Communist subsidiary of The Onion, Inc. Exemplary reportage, comrades."

Quick note. Conservative Republicans listen up. The Onion is joking when it says The People's Daily is a proud Communist subsidiary. It's like Stephen Colbert is not really a conservative. It's called satire. Using humor to make a point.

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