Lame: The Onion promotes James Holmes to president of the NRA

http://twitter.com/#!/rfjjd/status/331736839482404864

Hardy har har. The Onion is just a barrel of laughs these days, huh?

https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/331594254231171075

Was there no 9-year-old girl just begging to be called a c**t? No murdered American hero to turn into LOL-bait? Once again, The Onion goes ghoul. Here’s an excerpt from The Onion’s pitiful attempt to link accused Aurora shooter James Holmes to the NRA:

“The fact is, Mr. Holmes isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in. We support James Holmes 100 percent and are excited to see where he decides to lead us going forward.” At press time, Holmes and NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre were spotted laughing with one another and shaking hands during Holmes’ visiting hours.

Is anyone laughing? Michael Moore got a kick of it, natch.

https://twitter.com/MMFlint/status/331570259037417473

But as JWF points out, “Proper satire requires a kernel of truth to make it somewhat believable. This isn’t even remotely funny.” 

“Funny” and “The Onion” parted ways some time ago.

http://twitter.com/TabithaHale/statuses/331728348998930432

https://twitter.com/CoderInCrisis/status/331730458280869888

https://twitter.com/KevinWGlass/status/331724078417313792

https://twitter.com/MaroonedInMarin/status/331728637588033537

Some Twitter users note that The Onion’s selection of topics reveals its true left-wing colors yet again. 

https://twitter.com/Cjones27/status/331596394936795136

https://twitter.com/sven10077/status/331732470842138626

https://twitter.com/heavyhokie/status/331729884047101952

https://twitter.com/bakes/status/331729409595813889

https://twitter.com/tatboy314/status/331730465948041216

As always, it’s telling what The Onion considers “too far,” and what it finds hip and edgy. Some things are just sacred.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/07/was-gosnell-elected-new-planned-parenthood-prez-too-edgy-the-onion-makes-james-holmes-head-of-the-nra/

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