Thursday, August 11, 2005

One Week Ago

Imagine if a week ago I'd posted a "fake" news story which went something like this:

Washington, DC (AP) Donald Rumsfeld announced today that the anniversary of 9/11 will be commemorated by a Pentagon sponsored Clint Black concert. The event, co-sponsored by the Washington Post, will be, in the words of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Allison Barber, "the perfect marriage of two sentiments: commemorating September 11 and the importance of our freedom."

I think it would've been considered to be too over-the-top to be decent satire.

...M31 provides some other hilariously ridiculous news stories I could've written:

Washington, DC (AP) President Bush told the Iraqi insurgency to "Bring it ON!" in remarks to the press today.

Washington, DC (AP) President Bush received a security briefing memo entitled "Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S." but did nothing and continued his month-long vacation, the September 11th commission learned today.

Everyone join the fun!


The White House (AP) - Today President George W. Bush, only months after promising to get Osama bin Laden, "dead or alive", and, "smoke him out", declared he was not interested in finding him.

"I don't know where he is," declared Mr. Bush. "You know, I just don't spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you. And, again, I don't know where he is. I -- I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him."