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Girl Raised From Birth by Wolf Blitzer

The Onion has a little fun at the expense of CNN’s situational anchor and his “colorless monotone.”

Posted on Jul 14, 2010 READ MORE


Wake Up! He's a Shapeshifter

Wake Up, Ladies—He’s a Shapeshifter

The twisted minds at The Onion have foisted yet another satirical gem on an unsuspecting public, in the form of this clever little number skewering relationship advice books and their media-whoring authors.

 

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 READ MORE


What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Opponents of gay marriage say they want to protect the sanctity of the institution, but what if marriage were limited to people who love each other? The Onion has this satirical take on the marriage brouhaha.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 READ MORE


Blame It on the 2 A.M. Worm

Computer security experts have identified a malicious virus that steals your credit card information and orders Mario Batali kitchenware, usually after 2 in the morning. Either that or you were just drunk. Here’s the full story from the satire masters at The Onion.

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 READ MORE


Teleprompter Malfunction Leaves Obama Speechless

The president needs to start making some remarks off the cuff, because he’s leaving himself wide open for this sort of parody. And no, while it bears a resemblance to Fox News, this is not real.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 READ MORE


Final ‘Lost’ Season Threatens Human Decency

“Lost” producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse guest star in this Onion clip, joking that the show’s fans are about to get more annoying than ever, driving their roommates and loved ones into emergency “Lost” shelters to escape amateur theories about parallel dimensions.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 READ MORE


AK-47s for All

The carnage taking place in the Congo has escaped media attention in the U.S.—but not in The Onion, which produced this satirical Congolese news report on the Congo’s version of a stimulus package.

Posted on Jan 7, 2010 READ MORE


Slut Alert

VH1 viewers might be momentarily fooled by this satirical Onion clip, which pokes fun at the cable network’s habit of producing low-brow television shows built around the antics of drunk, sexed-up lady folk. A bit nasty, but then so is the material that inspired it.

Posted on Jan 5, 2010 READ MORE


Onion Puts the Bite on PETA for Being Beastly to Women

It’s feminists versus animal lovers in this Onion advocacy sendup.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009 READ MORE


Colorblind Justice? Well, Not Exactly

The Onion takes America’s prejudiced justice system to its logical, if absurd, extreme.

Posted on Apr 1, 2009 READ MORE


Are Video Games Violent Enough?

With dark times on the horizon, the Onion’s “In the Know” panel takes a satirical stab at whether violent video games are “adequately preparing children for the apocalypse.”

Posted on Mar 2, 2009 READ MORE


Economic Meltdown Threatens Penis Enlarger Industry

The Onion takes a satirical look at the effect a spam crackdown could have on a struggling nation that depends on “free iPod” exports.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009 READ MORE


The Cure for Shopping Withdrawal

For everyone forced by the global economic meltdown to pinch pennies, the Onion has this friendly reminder that consumption isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Warning: This clip has an abundance of salty language.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009 READ MORE


Learn How to Take a Softball

The Onion pokes fun at facing the rigors of the “Larry King Live” interview with this tour of NASA’s Larry King training facility.

Posted on Dec 3, 2008 READ MORE


Bush Pardons a Loyal Turkey

The Onion has the skinny on “Scooter” Libby’s backdoor pardon.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008 READ MORE


The HBO Debate

Here’s one way to liven up the political process.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008 READ MORE


Eat More, Move Less

The Onion has envisioned a way to make America’s march toward obesity more efficient.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008 READ MORE


?Bring Your Daughter to War? Day

The Onion puts a new spin on an old tradition with this satirical news brief.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008 READ MORE


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Voters Care About Bull****

The Onion pokes fun at the nonsense issues, costume pageantry and theatrical pandering that have taken over the American electoral process.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007 READ MORE


Selective Charity

The Onion targets religious hypocrisy with this satirical interview with the head of a mock Christian charity that provides relief to heterosexual Africans: “As long as you’re not gay, we welcome you with open arms.”

Posted on Nov 1, 2007 READ MORE


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Talking Empty Heads

Surely TV news pundits are influential in shaping public opinion, but do they really know anything? The Onion satirizes expert opinion by asking about the situation in Nigeria, as opposed to, say, Hillary’s neckline.

Posted on Sep 27, 2007 READ MORE


kid boxing

Outsource Your Parenting Duties

This fake news report from The Onion envisions a solution for busy, cost-conscious parents: Just ship your kids overseas and get day care for pennies on the dollar. There’s something unnaturally cute and funny about the mom in this clip preparing her child for shipment.

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


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Satire: Abortion Bill Would Require Fetal Consent

The Onion pokes fun at the sometimes ridiculous abortion debate by floating an absurd proposal: fetal consent.

Posted on May 25, 2007 READ MORE


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Something Happened in Haiti

This parody from the Onion challenges the assumption that 24 hours of news coverage, satellite uplinks and bold graphics actually keep us more informed.

Posted on Apr 30, 2007 READ MORE


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From The Onion

Antiabortion Blogger Mistakes Onion Column for Real Deal

The proprietor of a pro-life blog railed with righteous indignation against a column from The Onion titled “I’m Totally Psyched About This Abortion!” Apparently lines from the column like “I seriously cannot wait for all the hemorrhaging and the uterine contractions” didn’t tip the blogger off to the column’s satirical intent—and he has since become the laughingstock of the blogosphere.

  • (Salon article; reg. req’d)
  • (Onion column)

  • Posted on Jul 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Chinese employees
    From The Onion

    A Satirical Broadside at China’s Employers

    The Onion reports on an “unpaid 15-minute break during the regular 18-hour workday, to allow pregnant women to ‘expel the child from their body, adjust to being a new parent, wash their hands, and return to work.’ ”

    Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


    The Onion Rips the President-as-Decider

    The presidential audio spoof hits only slightly below the belt.

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


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