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Rainn Wilson and Michael Moore Cite The Onion to Bash NRA

Seriously, who doesn't know The Onion is satire?  When blinded by your ideology, I guess anything is possible.  From NewsBusters:

Wealthy filmmaker Michael Moore and Rainn Wilson, an actor best known for his role in the American version of “The Office,” referenced a parody article at The Onion in tweets on Wednesday, duping a number of their followers, Twitchy reported.

NRA Sets 1,000 Killed In School Shooting As Amount It Would Take For Them To Reconsider Much Of Anything,” Wilson tweeted, without mentioning the source of the article. He did provide a link to it, however.

Twitchy said that if Wilson knows The Onion is a parody site, he’s not admitting it.

“[W]ow, just wow. I don’t know what else to say. One THOUSAND precious lives need to be wasted first??” one person asked.

“[W]ay to dare America #NRA #really?” added another follower.

“Wow. Guess 900 is just fine,” said “Andy C.”

“Hard to finish reading it,” another person tweeted. “Makes me so angry that people can be so stupid and ignorant. Makes me grateful to be Canadian.”

The message has been re-tweeted 127 times.

Some told Wilson that The Onion is a parody site, but to no avail.

Unlike Wilson, Moore referenced The Onion, but, Twitchy said, he failed to tell followers the article is fake.

I found this article on Fark.com.  A Fark user left this comment, which is always the Left's defense when it comes to falling for hoaxes:

What [NewsBusters] seems to be missing here is that the NRA is such a cartoonish organization that pretty much anything said about them is potentially possible.

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