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(The Local)   Getting hornswoggled by satirical news sites: it's not just for China or your credulous old relatives anymore   (thelocal.se) divider line 28
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2014-01-09 11:30:10 PM
Oh how clever someone took that youtube clip of hitler and added their own text. Never seen that before. What will they think of next?
 
2014-01-10 01:37:27 AM
I like going and Facebook and laughing at all the people who fall for Onion or Duffelblog articles. You can't cure stupid.
 
2014-01-10 01:43:09 AM
Her press secretary later told the Aftonbladet newspaper that the minister had all the time been aware that the article was satirical.

Riiiiiight.
 
2014-01-10 01:48:10 AM
I posted it tonight trying to get some bites.  Most of the people in my friend's group (35 to 50) knew it was fake.  Always a spoil sport telling the idiots when something is satrie.
 
2014-01-10 01:49:21 AM
From the linked story:
"We are seeing cardiac arrests, hypospadias, acquired trimethylaminuria and multiple organ failures."


That part caused me to spit perfectly good Cognac all over my laptop damnit.


/I always knew mj could affect my aim, and make me smell weird but damn...
 
2014-01-10 01:54:28 AM
Someone posted it on my Facebook feed and as I was reading it I went from 'is that even possible?' to 'wtf' to 'ohhhhhhhh hehe' within a couple paragraphs (talking about the safe drug of alcohol is when I got it). Really no reason for outrage. The article actually makes a good point.

/the 'used to only deal method but now is into dangerous pot' part was hilarious too
//don't smoke pot, doesn't agree with me
 
2014-01-10 02:34:34 AM

fusillade762: Her press secretary later told the Aftonbladet newspaper that the minister had all the time been aware that the article was satirical.

Riiiiiight.


"Those responsible for the subtitles have all been sacked,"
 
2014-01-10 03:12:49 AM
Hornswoggled?
 
2014-01-10 03:28:17 AM
Gyrfalcon:

"Those responsible for the subtitles have all been sacked,"

/A Møøse once bit my sister.
 
2014-01-10 06:08:53 AM
So, she found something that was meant as a joke funny and people have a problem with this?  Seriously?
 
2014-01-10 06:42:10 AM

FatherChaos: So, she found something that was meant as a joke funny and people have a problem with this?  Seriously?


You seen to be new, so lemme break it down for you. If a politician says they knew something was a joke, that means they 100% believed it in it's entirety. If a politician posts said thing to their public forum, be it facebook or twitter or their town's web page, they did that because they 100% believed it in it's entirety. If a politician links to an obviously farcical story and their comment is "Stupid and sad. My first submitted proposal in the youth wing was called "Crush drugs!". In this matter, I have not changed my judgment at all." they did that because they 100% believe it in it's entirety. Any other questions?
 
2014-01-10 08:01:20 AM

AgentPothead: FatherChaos: So, she found something that was meant as a joke funny and people have a problem with this?  Seriously?

You seen to be new, so lemme break it down for you. If a politician says they knew something was a joke, that means they 100% believed it in it's entirety. If a politician posts said thing to their public forum, be it facebook or twitter or their town's web page, they did that because they 100% believed it in it's entirety. If a politician links to an obviously farcical story and their comment is "Stupid and sad. My first submitted proposal in the youth wing was called "Crush drugs!". In this matter, I have not changed my judgment at all." they did that because they 100% believe it in it's entirety. Any other questions?


Also, if she actually knew this was satire yet used it to fight against drugs, it makes her a liar, and unscrupulous. Just the kind of politician we want, right?
 
2014-01-10 08:06:34 AM

nickdaisy: Oh how clever someone took that youtube clip of hitler and added their own text. Never seen that before. What will they think of next?



I hope it involves kittens. I love kittens.
 
2014-01-10 08:08:31 AM

Bslim: Hornswoggled?



Yes, hornswoggled, consarn it!
 
2014-01-10 08:34:36 AM

Snarfangel: Bslim: Hornswoggled?


Yes, hornswoggled, consarn it!


As long as there's no bamboozling
 
2014-01-10 08:43:40 AM

Bigdogdaddy: I posted it tonight trying to get some bites.  Most of the people in my friend's group (35 to 50) knew it was fake.  Always a spoil sport telling the idiots when something is satrie.


I read the original article, and I didn't get the satire, either.

Maybe sarcasm should be left to professionals.

Usually satire is funny, or at least ironic. As I recall the original article, it was mostly about teenagers getting put in body bags. (Hahahaha?)

I didn't read all that carefully, because I don't smoke, and I don't know anyone who does. But the article didn't seem particularly funny, snarky, sarcastic, or even overinflated. It just seemed sad and maybe a touch alarmist.

There is a fine line between "parody" and "a pack of lies".

Now if the article had said that the Governor and three Senators had been rushed to the hospital after a joint legislative session, then I would not have had to use the "11" setting on the sarcasm detector.
 
2014-01-10 08:58:36 AM
www.onlineworldofwrestling.com
 
2014-01-10 08:59:02 AM
committing a "PR Poodle" by allegedly pretending she knew it was a satire all along to cover her tracks.

That must be the result of a Swedish idiom directly translated into English, but it's so useful a term I quite like it. A PR poodle.
 
2014-01-10 09:03:59 AM
The Daily Currant is just like the Onion, except without the humor. This is why it confuses people.
 
2014-01-10 09:19:41 AM

Low Budget Dave: I read the original article, and I didn't get the satire, either.


You read an article stating 37 people had died because of marijuana over dosage in the 1 day since it was legalized and you didn't get it was satire?
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-01-10 09:23:36 AM
Her press secretary later told the Aftonbladet newspaper that the minister had all the time been aware that the article was satirical.

So . . . she was knowing trying to dupe the public with "news" she knew not to be true?  They have Republicans in Sweden?
 
2014-01-10 09:44:05 AM
"Stupid and sad" covers it for her.

Conservatives really have no sense of humor.

/and liberals couldn't keep a talk radio show running for their life.
 
2014-01-10 09:45:17 AM

fusillade762: Her press secretary later told the Aftonbladet newspaper that the minister had all the time been aware that the article was satirical.

Riiiiiight.


That ranks right up there with "resigning to spend more time with my family."
 
2014-01-10 11:04:06 AM
Also resolves not to be hornswoggled
 
2014-01-10 11:23:25 AM
 
2014-01-10 01:45:27 PM

machoprogrammer: [www.onlineworldofwrestling.com image 622x388]


This is what I came for.
 
2014-01-10 03:38:41 PM
www.thelocal.se
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2014-01-10 09:11:32 PM

AgentPothead: You read an article stating 37 people had died because of marijuana over dosage in the 1 day since it was legalized and you didn't get it was satire?


Yeah, I should have known.  In theory, I am perfectly aware that you would have to smoke something like 350 average-size joints in a single day to get a lethal dose of anything.

But then again, I buy lottery tickets from time to time, so clearly, I have fooled myself into believing stupid things on a regular basis.

I should have realized that if Snoop Dog (or lion, or otter, or whatever the fark he is now) is still alive, then the article had to be fake.
 
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