Left, duped by Onion parody, condemns Michele Bachmann for reaction to shooting

More than a few shocked readers of The Onion today called Rep. Michele Bachmann’s callous reaction to the shootings in Oak Creek, Wis., “unbelievable.” Bachmann’s relief that “not a single American died in this event” is, quite literally, not to be believed — The Onion is a well-known parody site. Who doesn’t know that?

https://twitter.com/ReporterPhoenix/status/232647960918380545

https://twitter.com/kathryn_eurms/status/232639150191435776

https://twitter.com/naveeRandhawa/status/232671852709949440

https://twitter.com/StayFlyBlackGuy/status/232649423002427392

https://twitter.com/SBen_/status/232644580418404352

Palin-esque, you say? To be fair, The Onion’s shtick is to appear as much like a mainstream newspaper as possible, so take heart; people more famous than you have fallen for parodies as well.

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