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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:15 AM

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

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_ONION_KIM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

BEIJING (AP) -- 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, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true."

"Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper's editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile," the People's Daily cited the Onion as saying.




http://www.theonion.com/articles/kim-jongun-named-the-onions-sexiest-man-alive-for,30379/

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Reply China's Communist Party newspaper falls for Onion story about Kim Jong Un (Original post)
jsr Nov 2012 OP
Berlum Nov 2012 #1
Coyotl Nov 2012 #2
RZM Nov 2012 #3
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #4
Coyotl Nov 2012 #5
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #6
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #9
wandy Nov 2012 #7
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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:16 AM

1. Whatever floats your GODLESS RED COMMIE REPUBLICAN boat

I guess.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:19 AM

2. Someone is going to lose their cushy job!

Maybe a transfer to the North Korea bureau?

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:19 AM

3. Something similar happened back in the Onion's early days

 

A Chinese paper cited an Onion story about the US installing a retractable dome on the Capitol.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:20 AM

4. Then they're in good company. Didn't Fox fall for a couple of their stories too?

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:24 AM

5. Clue #1: 2009: Charles and David Koch (co-winners)

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:30 AM

6. Here in all its goodness.

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/8035568.html

"He has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time," said Marissa Blake-Zweiber, editor of The Onion Style and Entertainment.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:55 PM

9. Beautiful horse. What a contrast with that rider - LOL

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:55 AM

7. All I can say is that if the Onion can confuse the Chinese......

What in all heck can they possibly make out of our "life emulates satire" Teapublican party?
Think about it.

Are they trying to discover some uniquely American socialist trick that allows 47% of to sit around, collect food stamps and take no responsibility for ourselves?
Have we discovered some hidden mystery of life by which a womens body can shut down a pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape"? Will we use this as a weapon?
Could Communism be wrong about religion? Are we unbeatable because the safety and security of our commonwealth relies on almighty god?

Sorry, I can see it's going to be one of those "memories of green elephants all dancing on the lawn" days.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:41 PM

8. uh


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