Truth, meet fiction

September 17, 2003

We've reached the point where truth is following only a day behind fiction. Dave sent along some synchronicity he found between a UPI story about George Soros and The Onion's news:

The funny thing is the Onion story came out the day before the UPI story- you'd have to think Soros read it:

"You passed the U.S.A. Patriot Act without proper discussion," Soros said in a recent interview with PBS. "Anyone who opposed it was accused of giving aid and comfort to the terrorists. I think we've gone off the rail in this country. Lawmakers didn't even get a copy of the bill. They couldn't even read it before it was passed."

The Onion:
WASHINGTON, DC—President Bush spoke out Monday in support of a revised version of the 2001 USA Patriot Act that would make it illegal to read the USA Patriot Act. "Under current federal law, there are unreasonable obstacles to investigating and prosecuting acts of terrorism, including the public's access to information about how the federal police will investigate and prosecute acts of terrorism," Bush said at a press conference Monday. "For the sake of the American people, I call on Congress to pass this important law prohibiting access to itself." Bush also proposed extending the rights of states to impose the death penalty "in the wake of Sept. 11 and stuff."
(news in brief)

Posted by Andrew Raff at September 17, 2003 06:04 PM
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