History Website / TheOnion

11th Feb '17 12:17:09 PM pyroclastic
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* GrapesOfLuxury: "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-fed-grapes-while-urging-press-conference-to,32540/ Obama Fed Grapes While Urging Press Conference To Enjoy Orgy]]".
20th Jan '17 8:42:29 PM KillerClowns
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* BookEnds: The Onion opened Barack Obama's presidency with [[http://www.theonion.com/article/black-man-given-nations-worst-job-6439 Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job]], and ended it with [[http://www.theonion.com/article/black-man-out-work-55106 Black Man Out Of Work]]; both articles treat the presidency as just another undesirable, unpleasant job.
20th Dec '16 11:28:37 AM Xtifr
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It's like a TransatlanticEquivalent of ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' (except decades younger, without the investigative journalism, and as a website) and similar to the later ''[[http://www.njuz.net NJUZ]]'' and ''{{Newsbiscuit}}'' (which was created on the model "a British ''Onion''"). Similarly, ''WebSite/MinistryOfHarmony'' describes itself as "The Onion for China".

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It's like a TransatlanticEquivalent of ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' (except decades younger, without the investigative journalism, and as a website) and similar to the later ''[[http://www.njuz.net NJUZ]]'' and ''{{Newsbiscuit}}'' ''Website/{{Newsbiscuit}}'' (which was created on the model "a British ''Onion''"). Similarly, ''WebSite/MinistryOfHarmony'' describes itself as "The Onion for China".
5th Dec '16 7:02:39 PM darkchiefy
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* ReactionaryFantasy: The cartoons by the fictitious artist Stan Kelly are in this vein. The character himself is a parody of an out of touch old man with conservative and (in fitting with the character's StrawmanPolitical nature) sometimes racist or downright deranged opinions.
3rd Dec '16 12:56:37 PM MarkLungo
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* PoliticalCartoons: Since 2006, The Onion has published an ongoing series of over-the-top editorial cartoons, drawn by artist Ward Sutton in the fictional persona of grouchy old right-wing crank Stan Kelly.[[note]]The cartoons are actually drawn by Ward Sutton.[[/note]] Most of them feature the usual clichéd devices of the format as running gags - the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty weeping profusely, Kelly at his drawing board muttering a cynical pun in the corner. (A number have nothing to do with politics whatsoever, instead serving as a soapbox for Kelly to gripe about his lousy ex-wife, "today's messed-up teens", and the police officers who keep pulling him over for driving drunk.)[[note]]Due to the dead-on satirical nature, and how the source isn't immediately obvious in most of the cartoons, it's also one of the features most easily confused as being real.[[/note]]

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* PoliticalCartoons: Since 2006, The Onion has published an ongoing series of over-the-top editorial cartoons, drawn by artist Ward Sutton in the fictional persona of grouchy old right-wing crank Stan Kelly.[[note]]The cartoons are actually drawn by Ward Sutton.[[/note]] Most of them feature the usual clichéd devices of the format as running gags - the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty weeping profusely, Kelly at his drawing board muttering a cynical pun in the corner. (A number have nothing to do with politics whatsoever, instead serving as a soapbox for Kelly to gripe about his lousy ex-wife, "today's messed-up teens", and the police officers who keep pulling him over for driving drunk.)[[note]]Due to the dead-on satirical nature, and how the source isn't immediately obvious in most of the cartoons, it's also one of the features most easily confused as being real.[[/note]]
3rd Dec '16 12:55:59 PM MarkLungo
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* PoliticalCartoons: Since 2006, The Onion has published an ongoing series of over-the-top editorial cartoons, drawn by artist Ward Sutton in the fictional persona of grouchy old right-wing crank Stan Kelly. Most of them feature the usual clichéd devices of the format as running gags - the Statue of Liberty weeping profusely, Kelly at his drawing board muttering a cynical pun in the corner. (A number have nothing to do with politics whatsoever, instead serving as a soapbox for Kelly to gripe about his lousy ex-wife, "today's messed-up teens", and the police officers who keep pulling him over for driving drunk.)[[note]]Due to the dead-on satirical nature, and how the source isn't immediately obvious in most of the cartoons, it's also one of the features most easily confused as being real.[[/note]]

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* PoliticalCartoons: Since 2006, The Onion has published an ongoing series of over-the-top editorial cartoons, drawn by artist Ward Sutton in the fictional persona of grouchy old right-wing crank Stan Kelly. [[note]]The cartoons are actually drawn by Ward Sutton.[[/note]] Most of them feature the usual clichéd devices of the format as running gags - the Statue of Liberty UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty weeping profusely, Kelly at his drawing board muttering a cynical pun in the corner. (A number have nothing to do with politics whatsoever, instead serving as a soapbox for Kelly to gripe about his lousy ex-wife, "today's messed-up teens", and the police officers who keep pulling him over for driving drunk.)[[note]]Due to the dead-on satirical nature, and how the source isn't immediately obvious in most of the cartoons, it's also one of the features most easily confused as being real.[[/note]]
3rd Dec '16 10:11:57 AM Beedle
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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: "[[http://www.theonion.com/article/report-things-finally-bad-trump-claims-54665 Report: Things Finally As Bad As Trump Claims]]"
22nd Nov '16 1:02:35 PM themisterfree
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Many recent articles involving John Kerry have him portrayed as though he's the protagonist of an action movie, and pick up right as the action starts happening.


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** Some politicians are portrayed as leading lives completely different than what they actually do- ie. Joe Biden's a party-hearty CoolOldGuy, while John Kerry tends to be right in the middle of an action movie.
8th Nov '16 2:00:21 AM MarkLungo
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** In The Onion's [[http://www.theonion.com/election-2016/glossary/ Election Glossary]], 8 of the definitions are lifted straight from ''Literature/TheOnionBookofKnownKnowledge''.

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** In The Onion's [[http://www.theonion.com/election-2016/glossary/ Election Glossary]], 8 of the definitions are lifted straight from ''Literature/TheOnionBookofKnownKnowledge''.''Literature/TheOnionBookOfKnownKnowledge''.
8th Nov '16 1:59:12 AM MarkLungo
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The Onion has in the past extended into a movie (critically derided, even by its own AV Club), and most recently two TV series ''OSN Sportsdome'' on Creator/ComedyCentral and ''Onion News Network'' on IFC. In 2013, a pilot for ''Onion News Empire'', a behind-the-scenes look at the ONN newsroom, was made for Amazon.com. (It wasn't picked up.) There have also been three original Onion books - ''Literature/OurDumbCentury'', a history of the 20th century told through fake Onion front pages, ''Literature/OurDumbWorld'', a HollywoodAtlas filled with stereotypes and BlackComedy, and ''TheOnionBookOfKnownKnowledge'', a mock encyclopedia of all existing knowledge.

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The Onion has in the past extended into a movie (critically derided, even by its own AV Club), and most recently two TV series ''OSN Sportsdome'' on Creator/ComedyCentral and ''Onion News Network'' on IFC. In 2013, a pilot for ''Onion News Empire'', a behind-the-scenes look at the ONN newsroom, was made for Amazon.com. (It wasn't picked up.) There have also been three original Onion books - ''Literature/OurDumbCentury'', a history of the 20th century told through fake Onion front pages, ''Literature/OurDumbWorld'', a HollywoodAtlas filled with stereotypes and BlackComedy, and ''TheOnionBookOfKnownKnowledge'', ''Literature/TheOnionBookOfKnownKnowledge'', a mock encyclopedia of all existing knowledge.



** In The Onion's [[http://www.theonion.com/election-2016/glossary/ Election Glossary]], 8 of the definitions are lifted straight from [[Literature/TheOnionBookofKnownKnowledge The Onion Book of Known Knowledge]]

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** In The Onion's [[http://www.theonion.com/election-2016/glossary/ Election Glossary]], 8 of the definitions are lifted straight from [[Literature/TheOnionBookofKnownKnowledge The Onion Book of Known Knowledge]]''Literature/TheOnionBookofKnownKnowledge''.
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