Satire: It’s (one of the many reasons) why you can’t believe everything on the Internet.
SATIRE. This is the word your English teacher taught you when you read Animal Farm.
From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
\ˈsa-ˌtī(-ə)r\ noun : a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc. : humor that shows the weakness or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc.
: a book, movie, etc., that uses satire
We’ve all caught on that The Onion is satire, right? Well, so is the National Report but it seems many people are in the dark about this one. Let me assure you, November is NOT National Muslim Appreciation Month. If you read the comments in that article it’s frightening how many are convinced that it’s true and FREAKING OUT about it, calling Obama a traitor who “has some nerve.”
This is my favorite article that reveals the hoax for the nonsense it is, pointing out the number for “The National Muslim Appreciation Month” hotline actually belongs to the Westboro Baptist Church.
“Oh man, they’re going to get so many angry calls,” I said to my husband.
“The Westboro Baptist Church? I’m sure they’re used to those kind of calls,” he said.
You know, I bet he’s right.