Here is a film plot in the making, maybe.
A group of gay men join Robin in Dupont Circle to plan an attack on the Capitol. Their aim is to corner John Boehner and Mitch “the bitch” McConnell and to force them into something unnatural like taxing the rich and shaking them down so that poor people have shelter, food, and clothing. That’s the plot for a new movie starring Johnny Depp as Russell Crowe had his shot and blew it.
To broaden the base, gay men will be backed by a community of illegal immigrant Latinos who agree to forfeit Catholicism for honest work and citizenship.
Already in captivity is Karl Rove who is being treated to a round of waterboarding by actor, Dick Cheney, who agreed to do the part because he really doesn’t like Karl.
The role of high sheriff is reserved for Mitt Romney as it is easy for the audience to not like him either.
This story is must reading for Chinese newspapers.
“North Korea joke slips over China’s Great Firewall
BEIJING — How did a spoof article about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un being the sexiest man alive end up as a real news item in China? Turns out it was a case of telephone, or Chinese whispers, in the digital age.
Hong Kong media picked up the piece by U.S. satirical website The Onion a week ago while explaining to readers in Chinese that it was a farce. But from there, it jumped over the Great Firewall and landed into the official, irony-free Chinese media.
When Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV website, ifeng.com, ran its story on its fashion channel on Nov. 21, the story’s second paragraph clearly stated: “The Onion is a satirical news organization.”
But, when state-run Yangtse.com picked up the Phoenix piece a few hours later, it had morphed into straight news. The piece never mentioned that the original was a joke, instead plucking comical reader comments attached to the Phoenix story and running those.
“A man with so much fat on the face, and the double chin, and the excessively white skin. And they call him the sexiest. They do deserve the name Onion. I can’t help but shed sad tears.”
The editor cited for the story, Yang Fang, could not immediately be reached — and two employees who answered the phone at the Nanjing media outlet said Wednesday they weren’t even sure if Yang still worked there.”