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Friday, January 23, 2009


On January 17th 2001 the satirical magazine, the Onion, wrote a story titled Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'.

The first two paragraphs set the tone:

WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over."

"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."

You can find the whole article at this link.

One definition of satire is: "the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc."

As the Onion showed in January 2001, it can also be deadly accurate!

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