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14 Times Total Blockheads Believed Glaringly Obvious Satire

Most of us are familiar with the satirical stylings of "news" sites like Clickhole and The Onion that bring us that hilarious political and social commentary we all crave from time to time. Unfortunately however, some poor dummies just never got the "fake news" memo. 

The following are those people...

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14 Times Gullible Dummies Believed Obvious Satire

If there was ever an appropriate time to utter the old Southern saying "bless your heart," it's right now. It's probably safe to say that most people in the English-speaking world are familiar with the troll-y ways of publications like The Onion or Clickhole, yet some naive souls, like the following, never got the memo. It's totally okay to laugh now and feel sorry for them later.

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25 Times The Onion Whizzed Miles over Peoples Heads

People still have a really hard time discerning between The Onion and real news. Somehow.

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17 Times Utter Nincompoops Believed The Onion

People really need to start checking their sources. Specifically if that source is a well known satirical website.

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27 Funny And Sad Times People Didn't Understand Satire

It could be poor reading comprehension, gullibility, or just a failure to check sources, but many people have a problem with understanding satire. Even when it's not subtle, some folks really just miss the point of satire, or don't want to get it. Sometimes it's funny to see someone react with outrage over a fake story about NASA shooting a chimp into the sun. Other times it's just kind of pitiful, like when someone uses a joke as a source in an actual article.

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