Thursday, July 22, 2010

Reanimated Zombie Invasion satire echoes War of the Worlds gullibility

Sometimes you can only despair at what mascarades as sane and rational thought in the modern world. Three years ago, the satirical website The Onion produced a very clever fake video purporting to show a congressman reading out a heavily censored bill outlining American government plans to combat a Zombie outbreak. Now that same video has resurfaced and has been taken seriously by certain right wing elements of the blogosphere, who have repackaged it as a red flag warning that Obama is planning martial law. The mind simply boggles. If a three year old video can "accidentally" be re-animated (pardon the Zombie pun) then imagine what a really serious attempt at fooling the public could do? Here's the video.