Are we humans more credulous than we used to be, or is the Internet just giving us way more snack info that we want to believe? Fantasy news and lifelike satire are nothing new, but there’s no question that they have now become digital art forms. The latest widely- believed and -forwarded item among progressives (it rivals the photoshopped Sarah Palin bikini rifle pic) is the Rahm Emanuel/Sean Hannity “shut the fuck up” story, which was plucked from The Daily Currant satire site and went viral. Gotta admit: it’s killer good, and I sure wish it were true.
Emanuel on Fox News: ‘Shut the Fuck Up. You Lost’