With sad echoes of its famous post-9/11 issue, "The Onion" responded almost immediately to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School with a cover story that echoed all the feelings of shock, horror and hopelessness that the nation was experiencing.
The story, entitled "Fuck Everything, Nation Reports: Just Fuck It All To Hell", reported that all 315 million Americans were at a loss and ready to give up.
Following the fatal shooting this morning at a Connecticut elementary school that left at least 27 dead, including 20 small children, sources across the nation shook their heads, stifled a sob in their voices, and reported fuck everything. Just fuck it all to hell.
All of it, sources added.
“I’m sorry, but fuck it, I can’t handle this—I just can’t handle it anymore,” said Deborah McEllis, who added that “no, no, no, no, no, this isn’t happening, this can’t be real.” “Seriously, what the hell is this? What’s even going on anymore? Why do things like this keep happening?”
The full story, along with several other related pieces, can be read here.
Do you think "The Onion" accurately captured the nation's feelings or was it too soon to address it in this way?
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