I keep telling people that The Onion, allegedly a satire news site, is increasingly not satire but riveting social commentary.
Want proof? Check out this (click) story on how the nation, to its horror, has discovered that there is a raging bloody war going on in Afghanistan because it was looking for more stories about sex scandals among army generals and CIA directors and stumbled across a story about (gasp!) this war going on.
Satire? No. True.
2000 dead soldiers and counting. Dozens of thousands of civilians and counting. On our way to spending a second trillion dollars. Did you notice how warlords are gathering troops to crank up the civil war after we leave in 2014? True.
But, ooh! As the story says — here’s a story about Elmo and his puppeteer in a sex scandal…tell me more!!!