James Taranto takes issue with - The Onion. Well, sort of…
The Onion Jumps the Shark
The Onion is a satiric newspaper, not meant to be taken seriously. Still, good satire has to have at least an element of truth or it's just not funny. The Onion apparently is so blinded by its antipathy for Barack Obama that it can't recognize this just is not humorous at all:
In a campaign gaffe that could potentially jeopardize Sen. Barack Obama's White House bid, the Democratic presidential nominee told nearly 8,000 supporters Tuesday that, if elected, he would be a terrible president. . . .
"My youth and inexperience would definitely make me an awful president," said Obama, whose seven-minute misstep was further exacerbated when he called himself "no expert" on the economy. "To be perfectly honest, I'd be worried about putting me in charge of the most powerful military in the world because I'm not any good when it comes to making important decisions. Also, I'm not sure how much I care about keeping this great nation of ours safe."
C'mon, Obama would never say anything like that. It's the kind of thing Joe Biden would say.