Fort Lauderdale Officials' Response to The Onion's Satirical Portrayal Is An Epic Fail
Satirical/fake news website The Onion released a satirical/fake news piece on Ft. Lauderdale on Thursday that is not sitting well with local officials.
The piece -- as it goes with all things from the Onion -- pokes fun at Ft. Lauderdale with a fake news story on how President Obama's speechwriters would find it impossible to find any redeeming values about the city for Obama to offer as comfort and reassurance in case a disaster hit the city.
The article comes hard at Ft. Lauderdale with jokes about palm trees, spring break, retirement homes, and cheap hotels.
One of the gems in the piece:
"It is a 45-minute drive from West Palm Beach," Rhodes added. "So, that's a thing about Ft. Lauderdale."
As a result, city officials had to come out and retaliate (except that they didn't have to), and have decided to do so via an email statement with their own brand of satire and side-splitting humor by pointing out that the Sun-Sentinel won a Pulitzer and that the 80s called and bad onion puns.
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