Beijing Evening News Admits Being Duped By The Onion
from the those-crazy-Americans dept
Last week we reported about the Beijing Evening News publishing a story directly from the Onion about plans to move the US Capitol to somewhere that had a retractable dome. Initially, the news editor of the Beijing paper refused to correct the error and asked for proof that the article was false. However, they've finally admitted they were duped, but still put most of the blame on the Onion: "Some small American newspapers frequently fabricate offbeat news to trick people into noticing them, with the aim of making money. This is what the Onion does... According to congressional workers, the Onion is a publication that never ceases making up false reports." Indeed. Anyone want to explain satire to the folks at the Beijing Evening News?