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(Chicago Trib)   President Trump's response to the Coronavirus has been brilliant. Here's what you don't understand. Article to the left, reasonable and calm commentary to the right   (chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2020-05-23 7:22:51 PM  
This. Absolutely this!
 
2020-05-23 7:53:31 PM  
Ha
 
2020-05-23 8:57:51 PM  
I cannot wait for Donnie to Tweet this tomorrow.
 
2020-05-23 9:00:54 PM  
A summary isn't really satire, all of that was said
 
2020-05-23 9:02:50 PM  
Isn't the Tribune the horrific, right-wing one?
 
2020-05-23 9:47:53 PM  
How long before Fox or OAN links to this thinking it's genuine?
 
2020-05-23 9:54:33 PM  
Will be fun to see who goes against the grain and RTFA.
 
2020-05-23 10:15:22 PM  
DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?
 
2020-05-23 11:00:38 PM  
How dare this "journalist" write such drivel. I am outraged that he didn't mention Trump's golfing.

That is the key to Trump's message! It's time to enjoy life, get out and about. Americans deserve their leisure, and the President is showing by powerful example!
 
2020-05-23 11:56:55 PM  
Adley Takes On CoronaVirus | This Is Hilarious
Youtube 8hElK61a1_4
 
2020-05-24 1:12:32 AM  
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2020-05-24 1:12:54 AM  
definitely not the onion, but better!
 
2020-05-24 1:15:53 AM  

arrogantbastich: DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?


It's over-the-top sarcasm using donnie's own words and actions. It's lovely.
 
2020-05-24 1:17:24 AM  

arrogantbastich: DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?


fark you.
 
2020-05-24 1:30:03 AM  
Brilliant! Like everything Trump says, no part of the above headline is true!

You dumb, Trump-humping MAGAts.
 
2020-05-24 1:30:31 AM  
I guess the Tribune doesn't realize that Trumps base is to stupid to understand satire and will take this article as proof Trump is the greatest president of all time ..
 
2020-05-24 1:31:03 AM  
Brillant : a word that has never and never will be used to talk about Trump
 
2020-05-24 1:31:09 AM  
The Punishment
Youtube 1zpd4K1wR_E
 
2020-05-24 1:34:09 AM  
I've heard some of the things in this article seriously by Trumpers.
 
2020-05-24 1:35:24 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Isn't the Tribune the horrific, right-wing one?


Not really.  They endorsed Gary Johnson in 2016.  So maybe, actually.
 
2020-05-24 1:39:04 AM  
I have a pretty good idea what his Fark handle is.
 
2020-05-24 1:40:33 AM  

lolmao500: Brillant : a word that has never and never will be used to talk about Trump


Well, "brillant" might be.
 
2020-05-24 1:43:05 AM  
I respectfully disagree with the author on one point: Trump never said he had a very, very large brain. I distinctly remember him saying he had "a very, very large abrain". "a" is the prefix that means "lacking". So PDJT is proved right once more and the lamestream media is left with pie on it's face.

Beautiful, luxurious chocolate pie. With two scoops of vanilla ice cream. The most beautiful you'll ever see, believe me.
 
2020-05-24 1:53:33 AM  

Harlee: arrogantbastich: DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?

fark you.


The article is tagged as satire here, so you should be able to infer that this comment isn't actually calling for Boomers to die.  Calm down.
 
2020-05-24 1:53:40 AM  
The writer was funny but I cannot laugh.

You know how there needs to be time for a disaster or horrific event to pass before we can start making jokes about it?

The Trump presidency is an ongoing disaster, seemingly every day something else terrible happens. The only good thing about it is how it revealed how utterly contemptible 35% of the US population is, and if that's the bright side, this is a dark farking timeline.

So this article, the talk show monologists, the cable comedians, the Twitter satirists, even this little place we're reading right now - all of them are doing good work. It's just too soon and it's not funny.

Not yet and not anymore and maybe not ever.
 
2020-05-24 1:55:21 AM  
I'll just leave this here for myself to save you guys the trouble.

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2020-05-24 1:55:24 AM  

Epicedion: lolmao500: Brillant : a word that has never and never will be used to talk about Trump

Well, "brillant" might be.


Brigand would be more appropriate.

The only brilliant Trump that ever will be :
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2020-05-24 2:04:13 AM  

The Bobby Llama: Harlee: arrogantbastich: DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?

fark you.

The article is tagged as satire here, so you should be able to infer that this comment isn't actually calling for Boomers to die.  Calm down.


Fark you, too!
 
2020-05-24 2:14:52 AM  

Hey Nurse!: The Bobby Llama: Harlee: arrogantbastich: DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?

fark you.

The article is tagged as satire here, so you should be able to infer that this comment isn't actually calling for Boomers to die.  Calm down.

Fark you, too!


Okay, then help me out here:
1. The article, which is tagged as Satire, touts how "brilliant" Trump's response has been.
2. A poster inquires if the article is about killing off Boomers.
3. If this were true, in light of the article being tagged Satire, could we not assume that the article would actually be highlighting the President's cavalier attitude toward our nation's older citizens?

/ And since we're chatting, I would like to express my appreciation for your work on the frontlines of this pandemic.  You're awesome.
 
2020-05-24 2:43:51 AM  
Also, the dead are only a small percentage of the population and it was their fault (the dying, I mean) because they were unhealthy,

I've been hearing this as a serious apologia from people. Even a couple here on Fark. Basically the people were old anyway and gonna die.
My request: if we're gonna live in Logan's Run, can we have women just beam to us for a one night stands, and can we all move into our local mall. I'm ready for carousel!
Just remember: There is no sanctuary.
 
2020-05-24 2:50:05 AM  

NYCNative: The writer was funny but I cannot laugh.

You know how there needs to be time for a disaster or horrific event to pass before we can start making jokes about it?

The Trump presidency is an ongoing disaster, seemingly every day something else terrible happens. The only good thing about it is how it revealed how utterly contemptible 35% of the US population is, and if that's the bright side, this is a dark farking timeline.

So this article, the talk show monologists, the cable comedians, the Twitter satirists, even this little place we're reading right now - all of them are doing good work. It's just too soon and it's not funny.

Not yet and not anymore and maybe not ever.


Have you gotten a "welcome to Fark" yet?

/not gonna scroll through.
 
2020-05-24 4:03:02 AM  
They forgot to mention that Bill Gates designed this hoax virus in CHYYYYNAAH and is using 5G technology to spread it.
 
2020-05-24 4:38:07 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Isn't the Tribune the horrific, right-wing one?


Traditionally, yes. The Sun Times was bought out by a media group with right wing views as well though, so these days the division isn't as sharp as it used to be.
 
2020-05-24 4:48:23 AM  
Camper Van Beethoven - Sweethearts
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Everything is FINE.
 
2020-05-24 4:52:45 AM  
If your opinion is not by now that trump isn't the most ignorant president the US has ever had, then I am glad all it takes is one other person to vote to make your deluded insanity rot on the vine of Democracy.
 
2020-05-24 5:53:22 AM  

TommyDeuce: Will be fun to see who goes against the grain and RTFA.


It gets a little unhinged near the end.
 
2020-05-24 7:12:24 AM  

The Bobby Llama: Harlee: arrogantbastich: DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?

fark you.

The article is tagged as satire here, so you should be able to infer that this comment isn't actually calling for Boomers to die.  Calm down.


???

My comment was satire.

Isn't everything?.
 
2020-05-24 7:16:24 AM  

The Bobby Llama: Hey Nurse!: The Bobby Llama: Harlee: arrogantbastich: DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?

fark you.

The article is tagged as satire here, so you should be able to infer that this comment isn't actually calling for Boomers to die.  Calm down.

Fark you, too!

Okay, then help me out here:
1. The article, which is tagged as Satire, touts how "brilliant" Trump's response has been.
2. A poster inquires if the article is about killing off Boomers.
3. If this were true, in light of the article being tagged Satire, could we not assume that the article would actually be highlighting the President's cavalier attitude toward our nation's older citizens?

/ And since we're chatting, I would like to express my appreciation for your work on the frontlines of this pandemic.  You're awesome.


You sound triggered.

You know where you are, right? This is Fark!
 
2020-05-24 9:11:59 AM  

Hey Nurse!: The Bobby Llama: Harlee: arrogantbastich: DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?

fark you.

The article is tagged as satire here, so you should be able to infer that this comment isn't actually calling for Boomers to die.  Calm down.

Fark you, too!


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2020-05-24 9:43:29 AM  

WithinReason: TommyDeuce: Will be fun to see who goes against the grain and RTFA.

It gets a little unhinged near the end.


So you find it true to form?
 
2020-05-24 10:02:41 AM  

The Bobby Llama: Hey Nurse!: The Bobby Llama: Harlee: arrogantbastich: DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?

fark you.

The article is tagged as satire here, so you should be able to infer that this comment isn't actually calling for Boomers to die.  Calm down.

Fark you, too!

Okay, then help me out here:
1. The article, which is tagged as Satire, touts how "brilliant" Trump's response has been.
2. A poster inquires if the article is about killing off Boomers.
3. If this were true, in light of the article being tagged Satire, could we not assume that the article would actually be highlighting the President's cavalier attitude toward our nation's older citizens?

/ And since we're chatting, I would like to express my appreciation for your work on the frontlines of this pandemic.  You're awesome.


Dude, I was just being (trying) funny. Sorry.
 
2020-05-24 10:22:30 AM  
Stopped at the "hoax" line! Funny that folks are still trying to run with that one.

"What's False
Despite creating some confusion with his remarks, Trump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax."

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tru​m​p-coronavirus-rally-remark/

"Trump did use the word "hoax" but his full comments, and subsequent explanation, make clear he was talking about Democratic attacks on his administration's handling of the outbreak, not the virus itself."

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/dem​o​cratic-ad-twists-trumps-hoax-comment/
 
2020-05-24 10:56:01 AM  

KCinPA: Stopped at the "hoax" line! Funny that folks are still trying to run with that one.

"What's False
Despite creating some confusion with his remarks, Trump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax."

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trum​p-coronavirus-rally-remark/

"Trump did use the word "hoax" but his full comments, and subsequent explanation, make clear he was talking about Democratic attacks on his administration's handling of the outbreak, not the virus itself."

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/demo​cratic-ad-twists-trumps-hoax-comment/


LOL, because that's so much better.
 
2020-05-24 10:58:57 AM  

KCinPA: Stopped at the "hoax" line! Funny that folks are still trying to run with that one.

"What's False
Despite creating some confusion with his remarks, Trump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax."

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trum​p-coronavirus-rally-remark/

"Trump did use the word "hoax" but his full comments, and subsequent explanation, make clear he was talking about Democratic attacks on his administration's handling of the outbreak, not the virus itself."

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/demo​cratic-ad-twists-trumps-hoax-comment/


"He didn't call it a hoax, he just said the Democrats saying he needed to take it more seriously was a 'hoax'. That makes sense, and is so much better."

^- Republican logic.
 
2020-05-24 11:10:48 AM  
Writing down what Turnip has actually said is not satire. Claiming it as your own thoughts doesn't change that.
 
2020-05-24 11:23:12 AM  

Hey Nurse!: The Bobby Llama: Hey Nurse!: The Bobby Llama: Harlee: arrogantbastich: DNRTA. Is it about how badly we need a Boomer Remover?

fark you.

The article is tagged as satire here, so you should be able to infer that this comment isn't actually calling for Boomers to die.  Calm down.

Fark you, too!

Okay, then help me out here:
1. The article, which is tagged as Satire, touts how "brilliant" Trump's response has been.
2. A poster inquires if the article is about killing off Boomers.
3. If this were true, in light of the article being tagged Satire, could we not assume that the article would actually be highlighting the President's cavalier attitude toward our nation's older citizens?

/ And since we're chatting, I would like to express my appreciation for your work on the frontlines of this pandemic.  You're awesome.

Dude, I was just being (trying) funny. Sorry.


All good, man.  Wasn't sure if you were joking or if that was the start of some kind of weird dogpile.  Just wanted to get ahead of it if it turned out to be the latter.
 
2020-05-24 11:47:48 AM  

arrogantbastich: WithinReason: TommyDeuce: Will be fun to see who goes against the grain and RTFA.

It gets a little unhinged near the end.

So you find it true to form?


Na, it just seemed like the writer had a max word count, suddenly noticed that he was getting near the max and just crammed a bunch in the last paragraph.
 
2020-05-24 12:44:50 PM  

KCinPA: Stopped at the "hoax" line! Funny that folks are still trying to run with that one.

"What's False
Despite creating some confusion with his remarks, Trump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax."

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trum​p-coronavirus-rally-remark/

"Trump did use the word "hoax" but his full comments, and subsequent explanation, make clear he was talking about Democratic attacks on his administration's handling of the outbreak, not the virus itself."

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/demo​cratic-ad-twists-trumps-hoax-comment/


A distinction without a difference - given how the end result was the same: conservatives didn't take it seriously, it has created partisan division towards the pandemic.
 
2020-05-24 2:56:40 PM  
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2020-05-24 3:26:24 PM  

KodosZardoz: Also, the dead are only a small percentage of the population and it was their fault (the dying, I mean) because they were unhealthy,

I've been hearing this as a serious apologia from people. Even a couple here on Fark. Basically the people were old anyway and gonna die.
My request: if we're gonna live in Logan's Run, can we have women just beam to us for a one night stands, and can we all move into our local mall. I'm ready for carousel!
Just remember: There is no sanctuary.


I want a Jenny Agutter, please.
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