Thursday, 18 February 2016

The Onion bought out by top Hillary Clinton supporter. No, this is not a satirical Onion article, this is real...

quote [ Many news outlets covered Univision Communications’ purchase last week of a stake in The Onion, the world’s leading news publication. According to NPR, Univision bought a 40 percent controlling interest in the company, and also acquired the option to buy the remainder of The Onion in the future.

But what’s gotten no attention at all is that Haim Saban, Hillary Clinton’s biggest fan and financial supporter, is Univision’s co-owner and chairman. ]

I have faith that avid Onion readers will be able to see through this blatant ploy.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 WTF]
[by ENZ@6:57amGMT]


sanepride said @ 7:37am GMT on 18th Feb
I dunno, the connection is a little misleading. This guy is in fact the co-owner of the company that owns the company that now owns the Onion. If he's really intent on having some input into the goings on of satirical publication so far down on his gigantic corporate empire that would be some ultra-micro-management. Even if he were inclined to meddle on such a minute scale it's not like manipulating the content of the Onion is likely to have a serious political impact.
lilmookieesquire said @ 7:38am GMT on 18th Feb [Score:1 Insightful]
But the kids love it though.
ENZ said @ 8:47am GMT on 18th Feb
And the kids are overwhelmingly in favor of Sanders. The amount of millennials who are eligible to vote in 2016 actually matches boomers for the first time in history.
sanepride said @ 2:03pm GMT on 18th Feb
And if they could so easily be swayed by the Onion I'd be a little concerned. Luckily I share your faith in their critical thinking skills.
rylex said @ 6:14pm GMT on 18th Feb
I feel if you had actually intermingled with these millenials you would definitely be concerned.
Bob Denver said @ 9:59am GMT on 18th Feb
There's lots of this going around...Fandango bought Rotten Tomatoes and Flixter. Given that a ticketing agency buying perhaps the most critical online review site (RT) one's tempted to scream "Conflict of interest!" but it wouldn't matter.
Kelyn said @ 7:19pm GMT on 18th Feb
It could matter, but who knows really.

HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 1:40pm GMT on 18th Feb
Forget the Hillary "connection." We should start worrying that Haim Saban will use his influence over the Onion to indoctrinate our nation's youth into speaking Spanish.
sanepride said @ 1:48pm GMT on 18th Feb
That would certainly be unexpected, considering that Saban's native language is Hebrew.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 1:51pm GMT on 18th Feb [Score:1 Funny]
Are you saying that Jews are above suspicion in this country? And its Univision, not Jewnivision.

Look, if you'll just consult this chart of secret societies I have over here, I've clearly marked out the players in this particular instance with green yarn...
knumbknutz said @ 2:07pm GMT on 18th Feb
At last! The truth that you won't find in the anarconazi corporate controlled media! BREAK OUT OF YOUR CHAINS SHEEPLE!
sanepride said @ 2:12pm GMT on 18th Feb
Ha. If history has taught us anything, it's that the Jews are never above suspicion. If anyone was actively looking for a Zionist media conspiracy, Haim Sabin would fit the bill conveniently.
XregnaR said @ 6:08pm GMT on 18th Feb
And thats just what he wants us to believe...
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 1:49pm GMT on 18th Feb
Regarding the thumb: Shouldn't that be WWSDD? I call shenanigans.
InsipidUsername said @ 4:00pm GMT on 18th Feb
Ser Davos doesn't read or write too well! He just started learning. WWSDD? He'd probably misspell it a couple of times.
KingPellinore said @ 4:39pm GMT on 18th Feb
His tutor was great though, it's like she was on fire!
knumbknutz said @ 2:20pm GMT on 18th Feb
Good old internet conspiracy theory sites . There have been about 20 hostile corporate takeovers in the last couple of months. 90% of the CEOs of the acquiring companies (which are generally hedge fund shitheads) are most likely Ted Cruz or Rand Paul supporters. Actual news would have been if Hillary Clinton would have bought The Onion. Whoops...I actually meant to say BREAK FREE OF YOUR CORPORATE BONDS SHEEPLE...THE SIGNS ARE ALL AROUND YOU!!!!

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