Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

Onion Twitter joke prompts serious response

  • Print The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Ed O’Keefe
Washington Post
Sept 30, 2011

Just hours after federal officials arrested a man alleged to have plotted an actual attack on the Capitol, the U.S. Capitol Police aren’t laughing about a joke tweet suggesting a similar siege.

The Onion, a satirical newspaper, wrote this on its Twitter feed Thursday morning:

BREAKING: Capitol building being evacuated. 12 children held hostage by group of armed congressmen.#CongressHostageThu Sep 29 14:44:50 via HootSuiteThe Onion

The newspaper followed the “breaking news” tweet with a link to a satirical article suggesting that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is serving as spokesman for a “bipartisan group” of congressional hostage-takers. Subsequent messages appeared to provide real-time updates of the completely fictional situation.

The Capitol Police reacted angrily.

Full article here

This article was posted: Friday, September 30, 2011 at 3:02 am

Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

Raheem Kassam: Sh*thole London See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Germans Being Mass Brainwashed by TV to Submit to Islam See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/bcPVfa76Qig https://www.youtube.com/embed/kYmTFL9nbRQ

© 2018 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.