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July 15, 2006

Um...Candygram

Maybe if I write a post blasting The Weekly World News for leaking the truth about aliens and werewolves I can get my fifteen minutes too.

It's the stuff of webby fantasy and urban legend: a reader who takes an Onion story seriously. Last week, a speedy and vicious blogosphere watched its collective wet dream made real when "Pete," proprietor of antiabortion blog March Together for Life, posted "Murder Without Conscience," a furious excoriation of a 7-year-old fake column in the Onion titled "I'm Totally Psyched About This Abortion!"
The article details how "Pete" tried more spin than even a typical episode of The O'Reilly Factor:
Pete eventually wrote five entries about the Onion piece and its aftermath, each trying out a slightly different approach to defusing the issue.
He's the blogospherical Land Shark, is what he is.

(This silly person update found via Pharyngula, who also points to idiot nutjobs of another kind - but, it's ok, just silly, harmless beliefs)

Update: PZ Myers points out that the "idiot nutjobs" link to the Rapture Ready message board is dead; the board admins pulled the thread. What used to be there was a lot of religious wackos getting moist over the current hostilities in the Middle East, joyful that - while people die - Jesus is that much closer to coming back!

I guess they're ashamed of their God, what with hiding their witnessing. For shame.

Posted by Andy at 11:56 AM





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