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[–] [email protected] 22 points 4 weeks ago (3 children)

The onion has run out of ideas and is just paraphrasing people now.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Political satire died years ago. Nowadays conservative "political opinions" (and I'm using that term in the loosest possible way) are indistinguishable from satire

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

This is just an Onion type satire site. He didn't mention any house-maid. Citing missing out on Sky TV as "hardship" though is still bizarre.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/article/2024/jun/12/rishi-sunak-went-without-lots-of-things-including-sky-tv-as-a-child

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I know it's satire; what I'm saying is that it's impossible to satirize conservatives nowadays because what comes out of their mouths is regularly as ridiculous as anything statirical people can come up with

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Point taken. I did look it up because I expected half of it to be true.

In Australia we have two satire sites called Betoota Advocate and The Chaser which sometimes are about 80% factual (about conservatives).

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

#Robodebt will have at least created a generation of citizens who understand the level of government corruption. It was an actual conspiracy.

My favorite Chaser is from their TV show when they dressed as Bin Laden and bypassed security to get near George Bush.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

That was one impressive prank to pull, goddamn. I would have been scared to death of being shot by American cops

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

They've actually been on fire with some of their best stuff in years lately. The above article is NewsThump.