Satirical Website Predicts The News 24-Hours Before It Actually Happens

by : UNILAD on : 22 Jul 2015 16:22
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In one of those fantastic moments when satire becomes reality, spoof news site The Onion actually predicted the news one day before it happened.


They carried a story headlined “US Soothes Upset Netanyahu With Shipment Of Ballistic Missiles”, which ran 24-hours before the very same story broke for real.

It turns out America did offer Israel a lovely big stash of missiles to help sooth them over the ongoing Iran nuclear deal. Israeli newspaper Haaretz ran a story headlined “After Iran deal, Obama offers military upgrade to help Israel swallow bitter Iranian deal” the following day.

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Haaretz was forced to admit that, “There’s no other way around it: the fake newspaper broke the story.”


The Onion quoted a fake State Department Spokesman as saying:

Bibi always gets a little cranky when he sees us talking to Iran, but a few dozen short-range surface-to-surface missiles usually cheer him right up.

You just can’t make it up. Apparently.

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