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:

https://twitter.com/DannyScoobs/status/220255852534304768

https://twitter.com/TheFameCannibal/status/220255509834502145

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.

  • ozconservative

    Always thought Satan was a liberal…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000978174438 Derek Smith

    BREAKING: Stupid People Use Twitter

  • SideshowJon36

    I’d question why so many of these people know what GRINDR is. I didn’t until now. Thanks Twitchy… I guess

  • McGehee

    This is how Sarah Palin got blamed for Tina Fey’s quote.

    • TIdbIT

      Sad thing is they still belileve it

    • WJGBalderama

      And Tina Fey got an award for her ‘genius’. LOL!

  • Botzilla

    Liberals are easily fooled.

  • WJGBalderama

    Is this, like, free love?