February 6, 2006
Fake news, real news
Remember in 2004 when Maureen Dowd referenced a joke in an Ali G interview with James Baker about the similarity of the words "Iraq" and "Iran" and the potential danger of attacking the wrong country ("Bomb Ira-")? She pointed out that this joke had sort of come true: "Well, as it turns out, we did bomb the wrong Ira-."
In recent years there have also been some easy jokes made about the Catholic church and its child abuse scandals that went like this:
You know who the Catholics could bring in to see them through these scandals and restore their public image? MICHAEL JACKSON! Or:
You know who would be a good new Pope who could show the world that the church is in touch with recent events? MICHAEL JACKSON!
So today there's another joke:
You know who the Catholics should hire to set John Paul II's prayers and chants to music? MICHAEL JACKSON!
And like "bomb Ira-", it's come true.
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