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    Fox News - the most reliable, and accurate news network

    A lot of Republicans are not racist, but a lot of racists are Republican.

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    That... that can't be real.
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    Theres no need to parody a parody.
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    The original June 2011 screen capture was preserved by Mediabistro for featuring a small error of its own: It included a picture of comedienne Tina Fey portraying Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live rather than a genuine picture of the 2008 vice-presidential nominee herself.


    Really, it's the "CRAZY BUDDHIST MADMAN KILLS 4 IN TOOLOOZ" that gives it away.
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    So the real question is...did MrFun think it was real?
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    While it is true MrFun should have checked better, I don't see why he wouldn't believe it was real... It is fox news: the news channel for dumb and uneducated American republicans.
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    It's sad, because there are so many real faux pas on Fox News to laugh at. Why would anyone need to make some up?
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    Is this a new low for MrFun?
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    The original was funny enough
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    This is how the internet works. Gaff is made, everyone laughs at it. Parodies of gaff are made, some people laugh at it. Parodies of gaff become extremely widespread, it becomes a meme. Millions of people laugh at it. Meme becomes old, people laugh at those still posting the meme, latecomers laugh at the meme. Eventually meme becomes universally sad, people just feel sorry for those posting the meme. People post the meme to grate on the nerves of those who are sick of it.

    This is how it should be. This progression maximizes the amount of utility initiated by the gaff. While the second to last step is not of direct benefit, it's a necessary result of the maximization of value and leads to further potential utility (pissing people off).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannubis View Post
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    While it is true MrFun should have checked better, I don't see why he wouldn't believe it was real... It is fox news: the news channel for dumb and uneducated American republicans.
    I first came across it on a friend's Facebook wall, and I posted a comment saying that it had to be a parody, but I still was not sure 100 percent. Then another person commented in the thread, pointing out that it in fact, is not real.

    But it seems to speak volumes about Fox News quality in "news" when some people are not sure if the above graphic is a parody, or the real thing.
    A lot of Republicans are not racist, but a lot of racists are Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorizael View Post
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    That... that can't be real.
    See? I was not the only person who knows Fox News well enough, that I had to second guess myself.
    A lot of Republicans are not racist, but a lot of racists are Republican.

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    I remember back when union workers and government employees in Wisconsin organized protests against anti-union laws. One day I was in Madison when they had one of the protests and I saw people carrying inflatable palm trees.

    IIRC, the inflatable palm trees was to make fun of the fact that Fox News confused Florida with Wisconsin by presenting news about a protest that was happening in Florida, but reporting it as if it was happening in Wisconsin.
    A lot of Republicans are not racist, but a lot of racists are Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFun View Post
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    But it seems to speak volumes about Fox News quality in "news" when some people are not sure if the above graphic is a parody, or the real thing.
    Only retards would have doubts that the above graphic is a parody.

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    Yes, that's why you were the first to point out it was a fake...
    "Ceterum censeo Ben esse expellendum."

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    Yes, clearly I must have believed it was real because I didn't see the thread until well after someone else who isn't a retard (Asher, in this case) was the first to point out that it was a fake. That's the kind of sterling logic I've come to expect from you...

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    Oh noes... Drake thinks I am a tard. He is so creative that even his insults are borrowed from someone else.
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    I don't think you're a tard; I know you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupac Shakur View Post
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    Only retards would have doubts that the above graphic is a parody.
    Hey, don't call Lorizael a retard. That's not nice.
    A lot of Republicans are not racist, but a lot of racists are Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupac Shakur View Post
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    Only retards would have doubts that the above graphic is a parody.
    You know what was retarded? When Fox News thought that palm trees grew in Wisconsin.
    A lot of Republicans are not racist, but a lot of racists are Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFun View Post
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    Hey, don't call Lorizael a retard. That's not nice.
    Don't drag me into this. I posted doubting its veracity and then went to look it up. Asher posted before my research was complete.
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    When I originally saw the graphic on Facebook I had doubts that it was real too, but given Fox News' track record, I still was not 100 percent sure until a few minutes later.
    A lot of Republicans are not racist, but a lot of racists are Republican.

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    When I originally saw the graphic on Facebook I had doubts that it was real too, but given Fox News' track record, I still decided to post a thread without a hint of incredulity.
    fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannubis View Post
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    Oh noes... Drake thinks I am a tard. He is so creative that even his insults are borrowed from someone else.
    Spoilers please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorizael View Post
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    Don't drag me into this. I posted doubting its veracity and then went to look it up. Asher posted before my research was complete.
    Your response was quite reasonable and definitely not retarded.

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    You know, Mr. Fun could have done better, there's no doubt about it. It was an obvious fake, we all agree, but let's face it, it's not difficult to find material equally as crass, ignorant, inaccurate and downright stupid on Fox News. You simply have to have a little dilligence, do a little work, roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty. Mr.Fun didn't do that, and it's his fault. He could have done better.

    There's just one eensie-weensie tiny little problem.


    He'd have to actually watch Fox News.


    No one shoud have to do that, so I say we give him a "pass" on this one.
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    Now that's retarded.

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    Yah! No need for the "dilligence, do a little work, roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty" ... that's all unnecessary because it's so easy
    "tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner"

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