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China´s Communist Party newspaper
falls for Onion story about Kim Jong Un

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/27/2012 12:00:24 PM

Beijing - The online version of China´s Communist Party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the "Sexiest Man Alive" -- not realizing it is satire. The People´s Daily on Tuesday ran a 55-page photo spread on its website in a tribute to the round-faced leader, under the headline "North Korea´s top leader named The Onion´s Sexiest Man Alive for 2012." Quoting the Onion´s spoof report, the Chinese newspaper wrote: ""With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame,

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I guess the Chinese will also believe the story from last week´s "Weekly World News," that Romney was hired as the "President of Disneyland."

http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/52834/mitt-romney-hired-as-president-of-disneyland/

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/27/2012 12:18:48 PM     (No. 9036076)

I remember the story about the US capitol they mention too. I think part of that story was building a retractable roof dome.
The Chinese don´t do irony.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BcdErick, 11/27/2012 12:31:23 PM     (No. 9036093)

Well, why not? As "The Onion" makes very clear; They are "America´s Finest News Source".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: otronome, 11/27/2012 12:41:40 PM     (No. 9036114)

And we are afraid of these morons...centralized, elitist governing leads to this sort of inability to discern fact from fiction as long as the fiction toes the party line. It is why Obamanomis is a bigger threat to us than totalitarians isolated in the Forbidden City

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muggins, 11/27/2012 12:42:17 PM     (No. 9036117)

It´s a consolation, of sorts, that their press is worse than our´s.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: compradore, 11/27/2012 12:55:30 PM     (No. 9036151)

In about one weeks time, NBC will run the same story.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: choey, 11/27/2012 1:29:17 PM     (No. 9036220)

I just love it when these outfits swallow something from The Onion.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: texas_gop, 11/27/2012 2:15:58 PM     (No. 9036296)

Maybe the saddest part is that they like and believe our socialist MSM papers and The Onion did not seem any different than NYT, WP, LAT, etc.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/27/2012 2:19:39 PM     (No. 9036301)

May the Chinese be as inept at landing planes on aircraft carriers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/27/2012 2:33:16 PM     (No. 9036321)

Sometimes The Onion is more credible that the NYT and other MSM/Lib news sources.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/27/2012 2:38:31 PM     (No. 9036337)

I doubt there is a chinese word/symbol for satire.

Now they are going to get really peeved when they realize the world made fools of them!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mythman, 11/27/2012 2:46:02 PM     (No. 9036356)

The Commies don´t care whether it´s true or not, and they are not the least bit embarrassed. The story has already served its purpose.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: veritas, 11/27/2012 3:04:52 PM     (No. 9036382)

But then, the AP apparently doesn´t realize the Democrat Party is a satire on the political process....

#12: Bingo. What matters to any tyranny is whether the narrative serves the [power-seeking] ends of the tyranny. [c.f. the Obama administration´s Benghazi fairy tales]

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jglas, 11/27/2012 3:18:08 PM     (No. 9036407)

Americans get their news from John Stewart, the Chinese get their news from the Onion. I´d call it a toss up.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 11/27/2012 3:34:27 PM     (No. 9036428)

Well , it is better to be named the sexiest man of the year by the Onion rather than People magazine.

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