The Onion has already begun publishing propaganda after being purchased by top Hillary donor.
The Onion, a satirical news website whose headlines alone garner thousands of shares on social media, was purchased by Univision Communications last month, who is a top donor to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The move made many fans wary, carefully watching to see if anything would be slipped in that seemed too good to be satire and, to the dismay of many, a pro-Hillary, not-very-satirical article did pop up.
The title of the article read, “Female Presidential Candidate Who Was United States Senator, Secretary Of State Told To Be More Inspiring.” Instead of the typical Onion jabs at the presidential candidate, the article is mostly about outlining Clinton’s basic track record in the U.S. government. According to the article, Jim Margolis, Clinton’s media advisor, tells “the woman — who overcame entrenched societal biases to build a successful legal career, became the first female senator elected in the state of New York, oversaw the Department of State during a period of widespread international tumult, and, if elected, would be the first female president in American history — to be more uplifting to voters.”
Many have already called out the news outlet for posting the propaganda because it was bought by such a huge donor for Hillary. Univision co-owner Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl have given Clinton’s campaign over $2 million, and another $10 million to The Clinton Foundation. Saban has been quoted as saying what his “three ways to be influential in American politics” are; the first is through political donations, the second is by establishing think tanks, and the third is by controlling media outlets.
It’s no wonder then that he has, through Univision, also purchased The Root and attempted to purchase the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. If he had succeeded, the reach of his pro-Hillary (and pro-Israel) influence without proper context and unbiased reporting would be immeasurable.
Satire has an important place in American politics, in a country where free speech is exercised by taking light, hilarious jabs at candidates, Congress, and the White House. The problem with this newly purchased satirical news outlet is that it takes away the hilarity of political articles and turns it into a place where skeletal versions of corporate candidate’s past employment are made to look like huge achievements with no real jokes at all. This article has no substantial backing or a true history of Clinton’s ethical accountability or the big money she allows to fund her campaign.
Instead of turning readers into pro-Hillary voters, this new move in ownership and content has shown even more why it’s so important not to follow major news outlets who have already been bought out and controlled and instead follow alternative media to form your own opinions.
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