What’s happened to The Onion? The satirical news site on Monday and Tuesday descended into the muck of anti-Israel hatred. The Onion published three vile articles sliming the country as blood-thirsty killers of women and babies. Here are the headlines in the last 24 hours. See if you can spot the “funny” in this satire: “IDF Soldier Recounts Harrowing, Heroic War Story Of Killing 8-Month-Old Child.”
Here’s some of the faux Israel Defense Forces (IDF) story:
Describing the terrifying yet valiant experience to his fellow battalion members, Israel Defense Forces soldier Yossi Saadon recounted Tuesday his harrowing, heroic war story of killing an 8-month-old Palestinian child during a violent attack against protesters.
At press time, Saadon’s battalion commander informed him that he was submitting his name for the Medal of Valor, the IDF’s highest honor.
Gleefully slaughtering children gets into the worst kind of blood libel attacks.
Here’s another Onion piece on Donald Trump being “fascinated” by the Jewish “custom” of murdering innocents:
“It’s very beautiful, such a beautiful custom,” said Trump of the cherished Israeli pastime of mowing down unarmed Palestinians with rifle fire.
Trump added he was “particularly moved” by the portion of the festivities that celebrated a 13-year-old Palestinian boy becoming a dead man.
In a story on Benjamin Netanyahu, The Onion reiterated the smear that Jews are gleeful murderers: “Sources confirmed Netanyahu concluded the solemn ceremony with a 21-gun salute fired directly into a group of Palestinian protesters.”
So-called “fact checkers” have taken to “debunking” conservative Babylon Bee’s satire. Snopes told readers that, in fact, Planned Parenthood did not defend Bill Cosby. It obliviously informed that CNN hasn’t purchased an industrial-sized washing machine. Politifact breathlessly related that ISIS didn’t lay down its arms after Katy Perry encouraged world peace.
Given this, will these fact checkers explain that Israel doesn’t, in fact, give medals for murdering infants? Will they tell readers that Donald Trump isn’t planning on slaughtering people like the Jews do (according to The Onion, anyway)?
Given the rabidly anti-Israel tone that’s taken over The Onion, one wonders if Helen Thomas has returned from the grave and is now a staff writer at the “humor” site.