The Onion Strikes Again: Radio Host Tricked By Onion Story On Drones At Obama’s Inauguration
As wildly popular as the Onion is, some people are still unaware that it is indeed a fake news source, which is not only sad but also incredibly hilarious.
Especially when one of these people is an over-excited radio host. The Onion was up to their old tricks again when they posted a fake photo of three drone flyers hovering over Washington at the time of Obama’s second inauguration.
Andy Driscoll, who hosts “TruthtoTell” on a community radio station, posted the photo on his own website with “ugly” written underneath it.
He then commented on the photo with “Never seen three in a cluster formation like that, but they’re obviously scanning the crowd for potential trouble—all monitored by a site in Las Vegas.”
Apparently Driscoll’s listeners are just as dense as he is, as the post ignited a string of panicky comments, such as Kristin Tapper’s “1984 is no longer fiction.”
Driscoll soon found out that the photo was fake, but still justified his initial reaction by saying how accurate the depiction was in terms of Obama’s relationship with drone strikes.
All this from a guy who’s show is called “TruthtoTell.” Even the guy who posted the photo was probably thinking “who writes this stuff?”
Sean Levinson | Elite.