The Onion, everybody’s favorite source for satire, has given us all a good laugh with headlines such as …
‘9/11 Conspiracy Theories Ridiculous’ – Al Qaeda
You can find the satire they did on that uploaded to YouTube back in 2008 here on 1st April (well come on, what other date could they possibly pick), and also on their site here. In it they have an Al Qaeda representative who says that claims that the U.S. government was behind the attacks on Sept. 11th are demeaning to Al Qaeda. This parody was packaged as a faux cable news segment featuring a visually and verbally perfect left-wing Truther, William Gerard, up against an exasperated Bin Ladenist, Omar Al-Farouq. After thanking the presenter for having him on when the “mainstream media” was inclined to ignore him, Gerard suggested that thermite bombs brought down the World Trade Center
Well guess what … the news today is that Al Qaeda have done exactly this. “Inspire”, an al-Qaeda-linked online magazine, have described Mr Ahmadinejad’s controversial speech to the United Nations last week in which he once again rattled off his silly 9/11 conspiracy theories, as “ridiculous” because they want to take full credit for mass murder.
And before you ask, no I’m not giving you a link to a PR rag issued by a gang of murderous thugs.
2 thoughts on “Onion satire becomes factual reality – 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Ridiculous”
No faith required Ben, its all over the news. I do give you a link to the story in a credible news source, the BBC. But a quick google search will give you their site … I name it and name the article, so its easy, but I’ll not bump the Al Qaeda search engine rankings by linking to them.
I believe in freedom of speech, they can publish whatever crap they wish.
“And before you ask, no I’m not giving you a link to a PR rag issued by a gang of murderous thugs.”
Uhhh, why not? You can’t read thugs by people you don’t agree with now?
I suppose Mein Kampf should be banned, along with any other publication representing a conflicting point of view.
And besides, this website has skeptical right in the title, I’m supposed to take it on faith that this news story (that includes reference to The Onion no less) is true without any primary sources?