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The Onion

Syrian group hits The Onion's Twitter feed

The Twitter feed of The Onion was hacked by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army

The Twitter feed of satirical US news website The Onion was hacked by a Syrian group aiming to inject its own sardonic spin on the deadly conflict.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 4:01am

Another Chinese news outlet falls victim to satire, fooled on fake Krugman report

Economist Paul Krugman, who is not broke. Photo: Xinhua

A sardonic piece taking a snub at America’s high-priest of Keynesianism was published by satirical news website The Daily Currant last week. 

12 Mar 2013 - 9:37am 2 comments

People's Daily left red-faced after running 'Kim Sexiest Man Alive' spoof

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP

The Communist Party's People's Daily tried to wipe egg off its face yesterday after its English website amused the world with a 55-page photo spread of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un being named the "Sexiest Man Alive for 2012" by The Onion, a satirical US-based website.

29 Nov 2012 - 10:13am 7 comments

N Korea joke slips over China's Great Firewall

A screenshot taken from the <i>People's Daily Online</i> on Tuesday.

How did a spoof article about North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un being the sexiest man alive end up as a real news item in China? Turns out it was a case of Chinese whispers in the digital age.

28 Nov 2012 - 9:09pm

Briefs, November 28, 2012

Executive Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said China and the US have "big" potential for co-operation and should break "unreasonable" business barriers. 

28 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

China’s party paper falls for Onion joke about Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un riding a horse as he inspects the training ground of a horse riding company under the Korean People's Army. Photo: AFP

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 realising it is satire.

27 Nov 2012 - 10:35pm

China’s party paper falls for 'Sexiest Man Alive' joke about Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the training ground of a horse riding company under the Korean People's Army Unit 534 in North Korea. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS

The online version of China’s Communist Party newspaper has treated seriously a satirical report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as the “Sexiest Man Alive”, running a 55-page

28 Nov 2012 - 10:12am 1 comment