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If you need to get your news, you could do worse than The Onion, a new poll shows.

According to Morning Consult, “a media and technology company at the intersection of politics, policy, Wall Street, and business strategy,” the satirical newspaper The Onion, which recently ran the headline “Report: Bananas Still Most Popular Fruit For Pretending To Receive Phone Call” is more credible than Infowars, which recently ran the headline “The Shocking Proof That Multiculturalism Has Failed.” No surprise here: The Onion headline is true.

In a shocking upset to conspiracy theorists and screaming men around the globe, 18 percent of people polled considered The Onion (again, the paper put together for laughs) credible, while only 17 percent considered InfoWars credibe. Even more shocking is our new Chief Strategist to the White House Steve Bannon’s former stomping ground, Breitbart, is only considered 19 percent credible. People aren’t just finding white supremacy very helpful these days.

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Of course, as the poll points out, this might be affected by the fact that people haven’t heard of Breitbart or Infowars.

“Credibility was significantly lower for far-right sites such as Breitbart and InfoWars, but both were also hampered by being largely unknown. Forty-two percent of people said they “never heard of” Breitbart, and 49 percent said the same about InfoWars. Twenty-six percent said Breitbart was not credible, while 21 percent said the same of InfoWars. Breitbart and InfoWars did better with Republican men, with 32 percent and 27 percent respectively saying the sites were credible.”

You’re still probably better off choosing The Onion. Check out this headline from the other day. Topical! 

via The Onion

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This 2008 Onion Special Report on the over-use of then Disney star, Miley Cyrus. They humorously discuss Miley Cyrus as a resource, and that by 2013 will have peaked and will be an "...incapable of causing anyone any amusement". Read the full for more.

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Early Bird Special: Meet Linda Johnston: Guinness World Record-setter for Longest Amount of Time Spent Talking About Oneself.

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Laughing To Keep From Crying of the Day: Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) is the latest person-who-should-know-better to ironically fall for a satirical Onion piece pointing out the crazy things pro-life people unchallengingly believe about Planned Parenthood.

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Onion News Network Special Report of the Day: Brain-Dead Teen, Only Capable Of Rolling Eyes And Texting, To Be Euthanized.

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Bad Joke of the Day: Hahahaha! Wait... I don't get it.

Neither did a lot of other people, some of whom thought The Onion's Twitter account might have been hacked.

It seems the satirical periodical was attempting to reference

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Single Topic Tumblr of the Day: "Literally Unbelievable" -- a Tumblr dedicated to Facebook posts from confoundingly credulous individuals who somehow managed to avoid arriving at the clear-as-day conclusion that The Onion is satire.

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This Is Funny, You Should Watch It of the Day: The Onion News Network reports on Al Qaeda's recent Internet-crippling cyber attack against the United States, which involved sending a photo of an adorable piglet wearing galoshes to 45-year-old stay-at-home mom Maryanne Halberstroff of Jacksonville, Florida.

As Pentagon spokesman Theodore Cotti notes, "Thank god the piglet wasn't wearing a little hat or the damage could be far wor