In the best satiric tradition
December 14, 2011 | I've recently started to read The Borowitz Report by comedian Andy Borowitz. Many days its fake news articles are just laughing-out-loud funny. If you're fond of Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report, the political skits of Saturday Night Live, or The Onion and the like, you'll probably enjoy tuning in to the Borowitz Report.
Here's the beginning of a recent post to give you the flavor:
Rabid Dog Briefly Mistaken for Tea Party Candidate Receives Standing Ovation at Missouri Rally
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (The Borowitz Report) — A rabid Doberman Pinscher jumped on stage at a Tea Party rally in Missouri on Labor Day and barked at the crowd for nearly twenty minutes before people realized he was not a candidate.
The dog, later identified by its owner as "Mister Buster," held the crowd spellbound as he barked, growled, and frothed at the mouth, eventually receiving a standing ovation for his exertions.
Gwendolene Thomason, 42, a Tea Party supporter from Jefferson City, was one of the hundreds on hand who were convinced that the Doberman was a Tea Party candidate until he was outed as a dog.
"I liked what he had to say," she said. "He reminded me of Glenn Beck, only furrier."
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