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?
— Ana Luiza Farias (@lalubr) August 7, 2012
— Anna Ditton (@annaditton) August 7, 2012
The dumbness: Michele Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting http://t.co/7HSFOyqu
— Paul Porter (@IndustryEars) August 7, 2012
WTF! Michele Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shootinghttp://t.co/UIAetYni
— Hyler Durden (@46NoHope) August 7, 2012
How Palin-esque. Michele Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting http://t.co/uVMVo1Qc
— ninaFoxx -the Writer (@ninaFoxx) August 7, 2012
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.