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Did Obama Really Call Putin a Jackass? No - It's Complete Satire

On September 6th Andy Borowitz, writing for The New Yorker, published an article titled G20 ENDS ABRUPTLY AS OBAMA CALLS PUTIN A JACKASS which has caused quite a stir on social media. He claimed that U.S. President Barack Obama went on a name calling tirade, hurling insults at his Russian nemesis Vladimir Putin. The article is pure satire but from the activity I’ve witnessed on facebook and twitter, many people are under the impression that it’s fact and that’s a shame because nothing could be further from the truth. How do I know this? Because there isn’t one single news outlet besides The New Yorker with a corroborating story – and trust me, if it were true every news site on the web would be running it! Yes, there are dozens of smaller blogs which have copied and pasted it in it’s entirety directly from the New Yorker site but there are no other reports written by anyone o


Added: Sep-7-2013 Occurred On: Sep-7-2013
By: Ed Brown
Tags: obama, putin, jackass, the new yorker, g20
Location: New York, New York, United States (load item map)
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