Discussion in 'EtcetEra' started by hydrophilic attack, Oct 26, 2018.
Oh no.. you didn't see where the story came from, or maybe you did?
This clickbait thread title needs an [Onion] tag to show that it’s satire.
i feel the absurdity of the title speaks for itself
I swear it feels like Onion articles are just unconfirmed drafts of real news articles at this point
This is a dark, dark lol.
Also, I knew it was the Onion before I even clicked on the link, so the thread title is fine OP.
I mean, it's not that far from the truth. Mohammed bin Salman is already publicly joking about kidnappings, this seems like his sense of humor
Because it was on Wednesday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has denied all involvement in or knowledge of Khashoggi’s disappearance, apparently thought to himself, You know what this confab could use? Some comedic relief re: state-sanctioned kidnappings.
“I just want to conclude with one thing,” M.B.S. said at the end of his panel about the kingdom becoming a global economic force, a smile creeping across his face. “Prime Minister Saad [Hariri] is going to be here for two days, so please, no [rumors] that he is kidnapped.” To use some comedy-world parlance, the joke killed, receiving thunderous laughter and applause, not only because audience members probably didn’t want to find out what happens when you don’t laugh at ole Bone Saw’s jokes, but because it worked on multiple levels, as all the best ones do. First, there’s the obvious reference to Khashoggi. But there’s also the fact that Saudi Arabia allegedly actually kidnapped Hariri, who was sitting to M.B.S.’s right, last year (both parties claim he had total free will during his time in the kingdom). That’s comedy gold right there!
The sad thing is, I read OPs quote and assumed it was real. It wasn't till I decided to click the link to read the full article did I realize the satire.
Changed the title
For me not knowing beforehand that it's The Onion is half the "fun", especially in this timeline. Policing thread titles like that ruins the point of satire.
Expecting this to go unchallenged on this site is like expecting a fan-art thread with mostly porn to keep on existing.