Congressman duped by Onion story

La. Rep. John Fleming (AP file photo)

Sometimes the truth is funnier than satire.

Rep. John Fleming, R-La., alerted fans of his Facebook page on Friday to the opening of an “abortionplex” until followers noted that the article that he linked on his wall was from the satirical news site the Onion, according to Politico.

A screen shot of the Congressman’s original post was picked up by the site Literally Unbelievable, showing a snarky comment on the original post that said “The Onion is satire. How exactly did you get elected?” The link has since been deleted from the Congressman’s page.

Hudson Hongo, the blogger who runs Literally Unbelievable, said a “keen-eyed reader” sent in Fleming’s Facebook status after the Onion re-posted the “Abortionplex” article on Friday in response to the Susan G. Komen controversy. “It seems that Rep. Fleming, like many others, has given the nearly year-old article a second life,” Hongo said.

–Anna Gallegos

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