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'The Onion' Congress Hostage Hoax Gets Taiwanese Animation Treatment (VIDEO)


First Posted: 09/30/11 02:16 PM ET Updated: 11/30/11 05:12 AM ET

You can always count on Next Media Animation -- the CGI gurus behind some of your favorite Taiwanese animation parodies -- to take on the hot button issue of the day. And perhaps in a testament to their incredibly fast turn around, they released today a video commenting on yesterday's controversy over a satirical story by The Onion.

Posted under the headline, "Suckers Mistake The Onion's Satire For Fact," NMA put together this brief look at The Onion's more convincing headlines, including their live tweet of a fake Capitol Hill shooting on Wednesday.

Did The Onion go too far this time? Not according to NMA, who places the blame on gullibility:

"With people putting so much stock in The Onion’s reports, maybe it really is ‘America’s Finest News Source.'"

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