July 21, 2015


The Onion accidentally breaks a real news story (Becca Stanek, 7/21/15, The Weel)

Maybe the truth really is told in jokes. Last Tuesday -- the day after six world powers struck a nuclear deal with Iran -- the satirical newspaper The Onion published this headline: "U.S. Soothes Upset Netanyahu With Shipment Of Ballistic Missiles."

One day later, Israeli news source Haaretz printed an actual story with this notably similar headline: "After Iran Deal, Obama Offers Military Upgrade To Help Israel Swallow Bitter Iranian Deal." No, that was not a mistake. And yes, The Onion's joke actually was pretty darn close to a reality.

Posted by at July 21, 2015 4:02 PM

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