GOP Rep Fooled by Onion's 'Abortionplex' Story
Rep. John Fleming outraged over fake Planned Parenthood facility
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2012 1:43 PM CST
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., left, accompanied by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2009.   (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

(Newser) – The Abortionplex, a fake business dreamed up by the Onion, has fooled quite a few naïve souls who were simply outraged when they read about it. Now you can add a Louisiana congressman to the list of people who, somehow, failed to figure out that the Abortionplex is a joke. Literally Unbelievable, a blog dedicated to people who take Onion articles as fact, has a screenshot of Rep. John Fleming's Facebook page, where he links to the Onion article with this note: "More on Planned Parenthood, abortion by the wholesale."

Sadly, while Fleming's page still features an impressive number of anti-Planned Parenthood posts, this particular one appears to have been removed. Lest you have forgotten who Fleming is, in September he whined about having to survive on just $600,000 per year, leading Jon Stewart to give him some budgeting tips. (After you watch that, click for some highlights from the Abortionplex's Yelp page.)

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Buckshot
Feb 7, 2012 7:28 AM CST
Just goes to show how much Republicans look and act like sheep, not a thinking human in the god dam group.
793tango
Feb 7, 2012 5:41 AM CST
Satire is so subtle that it goes right over their heads. Kind of like sanity.
atbov2
Feb 6, 2012 7:58 PM CST
"naive souls", that's a nice way of putting it. This isn't surprising considering righties have no sense of humor to speak of. Can't find anything funny when you spend all your time hating.