Olbermann mocks GOP lawmaker for linking to satirical ‘Abortionplex’ article

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, February 6, 2012 23:06 EDT
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On his show Monday night, Current TV host Keith Olbermann lampooned Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) for mistaking an article from the satirical news outlet The Onion for real news.

Fleming or his staff posted a link to the article, titled “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex,” on the conservative congressman’s Facebook page.

The link was deleted off his page after commenters noted it was fake.

The satirical article made a number of outrageous claims, such as Planned Parenthood changing its slogan to “No Life Is Sacred” and the new Abortionplex having its own three-story nightclub.

“That’s from The Onion, I knew there was something wrong there. The Onion is a satire site. That is what you or I would have said. But not Congressman Fleming of Louisiana,” Olbermann said.

“He posted the article on his Facebook page, complete with the comment, ‘More on Planned Parenthood abortion by the wholesale.’”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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