DC: Onion tweets spark investigation at Capitol

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September 29, 2011
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"A series of tweets from parody news site The Onion has sparked an investigation at the U.S. Capitol, according to the Washington Post. The Onion sent out a series of tweets riffing on the idea that a bipartisan group of Congress members had taken a group of schoolchildren hostage during a tour of the building, a theme also published in a satirical article on the site Thursday morning. 'BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building,' the first tweet read, sent shortly after 11:00 a.m. ET." [editor's note: I'm not sure, but I think this might qualify as "shouting FIRE! in a crowded theatre!" - SAT] (09/29/11)


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