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SeanM BS: Finally (13) RE: BS: Finally 25 Apr 03


For the uninitiated, the Onion is a satirical journal - the "stories" are parodies, satires, or whole cloth works of fiction.

At the time, the article would have been written to poke the neuroses of the paranoid Left - who feared that this would all come to pass.

The creepy part is how little of the article couldn't pass for a slightly biased yet completely truthful summation of the presidency.

I was so stunned by the match that I took a tour through the page source code - figuring somewhere I'd see "edit" remarks or the like where someone went in and changed the info to fit the current events (a la MiniTruth). It's not there - the only change I could trace was an update to the copyright info, which could easily be a batch find and replace on their archives. Other articles (with much less "prescient" content, and no reason to have been altered between publish and now) show the same marks and classification.

It's a very, very, very creepy coincidince.

And a very, very, very scary that the administration lived down to the paranoid parody of an over the top comedy rag.

M


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