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The Onion vs Babylon Bee

Kreios

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This one got me good, especially the Trump speak

 

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I had no idea that the Onion had turned that leftist.

The Babyloon Bee got a few good laughs out of me just from this thread though. Thanks!
They were always mostly filled with left-leaning people who could make fun of themselves.

Then the radicalization began and the need to spout a certain rhetoric. It's no wonder they went off a cliff ca. 2012-4.
 
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One of the reasons I prefer the Bee is because they do a good job inserting extra jokes in the article itself. Just check out the Ninja Turtle one, for example, which has lots of funny details that build upon the initial comic premise.

With The Onion, it feels like the funniest part of their articles is the headline (and even those have gotten hit-or-miss lately). It helps that the Bee can take jabs at all parties, such as the goofy swimsuit SCOTUS satire above.
 

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This is one of my favorites. It so perfectly and accurately sums up the situation in California while being hilarious at the same time.

The key to good satire is a kernel of truth and BB are masters of exposing that kernel and magnifying it in a way that is funny.
 
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The onion and its not even close. Babylon is the same type of humour that appeals to libtards when it comes to knocking down trump. It's only funny because it makes fun of something you don't like. The Onion is real satire.

 
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Zefah

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The onion and its not even close. Babylon is the same type of humour that appeals to libtards when it comes to knocking down trump. It's only funny because it makes fun of something you don't like. The Onion is real satire.

I must be missing something, because that was not funny at all. I imagine it was written by one of those millennial consoomers who praise everything Disney.

Still, I'll love the Onion for what it once was, and I don't think I'll ever get sick of revisiting this one:

 
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The California car one is perfect because the setup and punchline are two actual events. There's really no effort required. You're just placing a story from a month ago by a story from today. No innuendo. No word play. It's just "this is real, here it is."

It's not even a setup and then a punchline. That's the setup, but the punchline is the setup.
 
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