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RIP, Facts

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MisterCreosote, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Rex Huppke at the Chicago Tribune writes the obituary for "Facts" in the wake of Allen West's claim that there are communists in Congress. It is definitely worth reading.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-huppke-obit-facts-20120419,0,809470.story

    LOLZ. ;D
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Loved this.

    Facts is survived by two brothers, Rumor and Innuendo, and a sister, Emphatic Assertion.

    Services are alleged to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that mourners make a donation to their favorite super PAC.
     
  3. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

    Because before the Internet, a politician would never recklessly accuse his enemies of being Communists
     
  4. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

    And, on a serious note, the whole episode demonstrates the power of the Internet given how quickly West's comments were condemned.
     
  5. I thought this was about the newspaper in the Clute, Texas.
     
  6. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    What's worse to a Republican: being a communist, socialist, homosexual or a woman?
     
  7. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

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  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Good one ... just added it to my Facebook page.
     
  9. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    Hey I don't mean to come off flip but I knew Facts and he was a good guy and all but he just seemed out of place. Rumor and Innuendo are more in tune with today's world.
     
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I'm only one of the three. Dang, am I really a... :)
     
  11. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    I can only hope to be rich and old and some point.
     
  12. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Wow. Hating Communists (unless, at a stretch, they happen to be Cuban) is so 1988.
     
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