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The Onion Goes Anti-Semitic

by William Bigelow 19 Nov 2012

So now The Onion, celebrated for their zany approach to the news, has fallen under the spell of the radical left and has become one more mouthpiece for anti-Semitic propaganda. In their latest attempt at humor, The Onion posted this piece of Palestinian propaganda:

As civilian casualties continue to mount amid the escalating conflict along the Gaza Strip, 8-year-old Palestinian boy Walid Suleiman expressed both joy and astonishment Monday that he has yet to be killed in an Israeli military attack. “Boy, I thought I’d be dead by this past Saturday for sure, but amazingly enough, here I am,” said Suleiman, adding that he is “pleased, but pretty shocked” not to be among the estimated 100 Palestinians left dead by widespread Israeli airstrikes in the region over the past six days. “I’d have bet you anything that by today they’d have already dug my corpse out from underneath a giant pile of rubble and buried me alongside the rest of my family. Guess I won the lottery, eh?” At press time, incoming Israeli aircraft could be heard swiftly approaching as Suleiman limped back to his home.

That’s the ticket, Onion. Buy into the “plight” of the Palestinians and ignore the fact that Hamas started the violence, that Hamas has fired on Israeli cities, that there are strong rumors that Hamas now has chemical weapons it can launch. Ignore the fact that Hamas deliberately places its rocket sites in civilian areas in an attempt to force Israel to kill civilians for left wing media consumption. Ignore that Hamas deliberately targets civilians while Israel takes great care not to.

Here’s one for you, Onion:

As their print version dried up with the last issue on November 1, 2012, the Onion, the celebrated satirical publication, decided to sell out to anti-Semitic propagandizing. “We noticed that Jews are becoming an easy target for vilification,” explained the editor, “and we just couldn’t resist the impulse to jump on the bandwagon. I mean, look at history; some of the most successful publications in history, like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, vilified the Jews too.”

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/11/19/The-Onion-Goes-Anti-Semitic

OP Says: I reiterate the subject line, and I would like to add: don't read the comments.
zinnia_rose 21st-Nov-2012 07:17 am (UTC)
It might be a while, she's busy missing the point in the Hollywood Holocaust thread.
the_gabih 21st-Nov-2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
Let's not forget whatsisface (g-something, I can't remember, I deleted the email from my message thread with him). I'm sure he'll be all up in this shit, demanding we count comments and telling us we're all Israeli-hating sclerosis sufferers if we don't agree with him.
celtic_thistle 22nd-Nov-2012 12:15 am (UTC)
He's so rude and smug. I honestly loathe him.
the_gabih 22nd-Nov-2012 12:18 am (UTC)
You're not the only one. I swear, I got ten or so comments from him. None were an actual argument- they were all either 'YOU ALL HATE JEWS', 'YOU HAVE SCLEROSIS/A MENTAL DISABILITY', 'YOU ARE A LIBERAL ARTS MAJOR AND THEREFORE YOUR OPINION IS INVALID I BET YOU DON'T KNOW MATHS' and then 'COUNT EVERYONE ELSE'S COMMENTS'. I just... I couldn't.
celtic_thistle 22nd-Nov-2012 12:36 am (UTC)
GRRRRR I cannot STAND him. When he was like "my kid is in danger from Palestinian rockets so they all deserve to die!" I told him how fucked up he was, for the 7398184573rd time, and he got super pissed like "HEY THAT'S MY KID." Someone else smacked him down with "could be worse. Your kid could live in Gaza."
the_gabih 22nd-Nov-2012 12:41 am (UTC)
I bet he didn't take too kindly to that.
celtic_thistle 22nd-Nov-2012 03:01 am (UTC)
It was perfection, so of course he said nothing. Coward tbh
homasse 22nd-Nov-2012 07:25 am (UTC)
Oh, but in another thread, he wanked it up about how it was the parents' fault for choosing to live near rocket launchers and for voting in Hamas and BLAH BLAH BLAH.
celtic_thistle 22nd-Nov-2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
OH HO HO HO

Typical.
_xaipe_ 22nd-Nov-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
"could be worse. Your kid could live in Gaza."

love. it.
homasse 22nd-Nov-2012 07:21 am (UTC)
Nah, he won't be showing up anymore - he finally went too far and got banned.
celtic_thistle 22nd-Nov-2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
What a delightful Thanksgiving surprise!
moonshaz 23rd-Nov-2012 06:03 am (UTC)
YAY!!!!
homasse 21st-Nov-2012 06:04 am (UTC)
Oh, lawd.

Between this and Limbaugh spectacularly missing Danny Boi's satire and Bill-O missing Jon Stewart's, the Repub camp cheerleaders are seriously showing how humor goes sailing over their head at a cruising altitude of 20,000 feet. Wow.
harumi 21st-Nov-2012 06:09 am (UTC)
... while Israel takes great care not to.

Lol. All those Palestinian civilians killed are what?
beoweasel 21st-Nov-2012 06:40 am (UTC)
They're not really innocent, they voted for Hamas!
mutive 21st-Nov-2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
Especially all those 8 year olds. Even if they can't vote, they probably would have.
suzycat 21st-Nov-2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
They are anti-Semites. Also, Hamas totally held them in front of the rockets! (PS in case you couldn't tell I was being SARCASTIC /Homer)


This addition brought to you by realising it reads exactly like the letters to the editor today,

Edited at 2012-11-21 12:47 pm (UTC)
teacoat 21st-Nov-2012 06:20 am (UTC)
Is this the first time the tags "not the onion" and "the onion" have been used on the same post?
magus_69 21st-Nov-2012 06:46 am (UTC)
It's On-ception, isn't it?

*ducks*
ceruleanst 21st-Nov-2012 06:49 am (UTC)
ontd_p can now get past that door in the Hitchhiker's Guide text adventure game.
zinnia_rose 21st-Nov-2012 07:16 am (UTC)
It's Schrödinger's Onion!
wingstar102 21st-Nov-2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
LMAO! This made my day!
halfshellvenus 21st-Nov-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! Awesome! \o/
art_house_queen 21st-Nov-2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
Awesome.
freeze_i_say 21st-Nov-2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
lol ilu
beoweasel 21st-Nov-2012 06:43 am (UTC)
I was about to get pissed, but then I noticed this was written by Brietbard.com, and was like, "Oh, those assholes again."
the_gabih 21st-Nov-2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
Yup. I'd never heard of the place until a couple days ago, when a pro-Israeli person I was debating with kept sending me links from them and a couple of other Zionist sites to back up their points.
suzycat 21st-Nov-2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
I wonder how the author explains Noam Chomksy.
aviv_b 21st-Nov-2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
By saying 'damn socialist.'

Count me as another Jew who doesn't think the Onion piece is anti-Semitic (and boy after the doozy in politicartoons, it's not like I'm afraid to call them as I see them).
soleiltropiques 21st-Nov-2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
...Or an incredible organization like B'Tselem.
beetlebums 21st-Nov-2012 07:29 am (UTC)
The point




















their heads
operatic_diva 21st-Nov-2012 08:39 am (UTC)
Here we go again.
kidantarctica 21st-Nov-2012 10:24 am (UTC)
As their print version dried up with the last issue on November 1, 2012, the Onion, the celebrated satirical publication, decided to sell out to anti-Semitic propagandizing. “We noticed that Jews are becoming an easy target for vilification,” explained the editor, “and we just couldn’t resist the impulse to jump on the bandwagon. I mean, look at history; some of the most successful publications in history, like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, vilified the Jews too.”

Conservative humour humor - Not Even Once.
per_simmon 21st-Nov-2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oh for fucks sake.
keestone 21st-Nov-2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
Can't help but notice that Breitbart.com files this under "Big Journalism". The Onion. "Big Journalism." (See also . . . The Onion. "Wah wah wah Main Stream Media".)

*Snerk*

Because Fox News is totally marginalized and shit, and The smegging ONION is "Big Journalism". How do they not get whiplash from their spin?
halfshellvenus 21st-Nov-2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
If only the Breitbart article were satire, too.

Everything on there READS like satire, but they're all-out serious about it. :0
roadskoller 21st-Nov-2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
I just wasted a couple of minutes reading this.
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