Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Trump Demands Facebook Investigate Why Obama’s Post Got So Many Likes

by Andy Borowitz from the New Yorker on 08/07/19

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday morning, Trump said that the more than eight hundred and fifty thousand likes that Obama’s post had garnered as of Tuesday night were “phony,” and called the seeming popularity of the post a “rigged hoax.”

“There is absolutely no way that eight hundred and fifty thousand people liked Obama’s post,” he said. “I know a lot of people, and absolutely none of them like Obama.”

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  1. You know that Andy Borowitz is a parodist, and everything he writes is satire - right?

  2. Sure I do. I'm glad that you do too. I don't know how many of our fellow Americans do because it gets harder and harder during these times of Trump to tell fact from fiction.

    Kellyanne Conway states that the Trumpists live in a world of "alternative facts." Well, okay, then. If those are the rules, let's play.

    Caveat emptor.

  3. One thing I learned in 40 years of working on newspapers is that most people take everything literally unless it is labeled as parody, satire or irony, and sometimes even then.

  4. Dear Phil:

    Thanks for your feedback. I guess my posting Andy Borowitz and Onion articles here is a bad idea. I keep forgetting about the lack of media literacy of the majority of the American people and the last thing I want to do is to manipulate people or harm them.

    I appreciate your comments.