Lefties tickled pink over sick ‘satirical’ article about Rick Santorum

Webster’s Dictionary defines “satire” as … not this. Desperate The Onion-wannabe The Daily Currant posted an article today claiming that former presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a gay dating app on his phone.

The 51 year old former senator from the state of Pennsylvania was caught Friday when during an interview with a reporter he took out his iPhone to answer an emergency call from his wife.

During the 10 second interval it took for Santorum to figure out how to answer the call, the reporter noticed the distinctive icon for Grindr – “the world’s biggest mobile network of guys” – on the conservative, catholic father of seven’s home screen.

“Is that – is that – Grindr Mr. Santorum?” the young reporter can be heard saying on videotape of the incident.” America’s number one gay dating app?”

“Grindr? What’s no? The yellow one? Oh right. OK. Grindr.  Like coffee grinds. Yeah that’s something I downloaded for coffee  It finds the nearest Starbucks.”

Get it? Rick Santorum believes homosexuality is wrong, so he must secretly be a homosexual. A promiscuous one, at that. That’s funny, right? Plenty of Twitterers thought so.

Apparently, in addition to being perverse, said Twitterers are also illiterate. Had they taken ten seconds to, you know, actually look at the site, they would’ve figured out that The Daily Currant bears no resemblance to even a third-rate news source.

But such an idea never occurred to them, and their carelessness resulted in gems like these:

Good call. Because that’s exactly what it is.

Even serial bully Dan Savage, no fan of Santorum by any stretch of the imagination, tweeted that enough was enough, already.

When you’ve lost Dan Savage …

No. No it wasn’t.

We know satire, The Daily Currant. And that is no satire.

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