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Congressman Falls for The Onion's Planned Parenthood 'Abortionplex' Story -
Congressman Falls for The Onion's Planned Parenthood 'Abortionplex' Story
"Meet John Fleming, the unfortunate Republican U.S. Representative from Louisiana who made that wonderful and all-too-common mistake of thinking that an Onion article was real and telling his Facebook followers to read it. Fleming's Facebook status was posted by Literally Unbelievable, a Tumblr that collects images of Facebookers who think Onion satires are the real deal and post them on their walls. Below is an update Fleming posted (from Friday, according to the blogger) for his followers to read about Planned Parenthood's "wholesale" approach to providing abortions" - Eric - Let Me Know from Bookmarklet
head, desk. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
I especially like how they put the abortionplex in Kansas. - Eric - Let Me Know
Funny that the commenters figured it out pretty quickly, after only 8 other comments, possibly sooner. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
I thought about this one, and the only thing that makes sense to me is that this newer political generation has been fed such a steady diet of one-liners and pre-conceived notions about things such as Planned Parenthood, but things on the other side as well, that what should be such a blatant satire becomes so obviously true to those who have not bothered to look beyond their own re-enforced opinions. - Eric - Let Me Know
Basically, if all you listen to is a specific opinion, it just becomes fact in your mind. - Eric - Let Me Know
Doonesbury's doing a take on this at this point with a FactsRUs service that sends you the "facts" to support your worldview, for a low, low $29.99. - Walt Crawford