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(post, Laura Parisi)
Much like the Daily Show, the Onion has a knack for reporting fake news that strikes a chord for its inherent truthiness, as Stephen Colbert would say. Exhibit A, which is food-related not just because of its publication's namesake: FDA Approves Salmonella. The article is funny not because of the absurdity of the subject, sadly, but because of its all-too-right-on implied criticisms of the FDA and the major food companies that lobby it. Which is to say: It's funny because it's true even though it's not true. Although, I suppose that that's_ more sad than it is funny.