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Wednesday, November 05, 2003
 
Hoax alien landing unmasked

The satirical American weekly The Onion has an interesting report this week but it's obviously a hoax: Can you tell why?
U.S. Upset After Aliens Land In Italy

WASHINGTON, DC-White House press secretary Scott McClellan issued a statement Monday expressing disappointment "on behalf of all Americans" that alien envoys from the planet Xygal 8B made their historic first landing in Italy, rather than in the U.S. "We are confused and saddened that the Xygalians chose to take their first steps on Tuscan soil," McClellan said. "We are hopeful that [Xygalian] Cmdr. Gorx will recognize the oversight and relocate to the U.S., which is better equipped to host an intergalactic traveler." McClellan added that the internationally televised handshake between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Gorx "added insult to injury."
Now, satire is sometimes difficult to detect but in this case it's obvious. Do you know any Americans who've heard of Tuscany, let alone aware that it's in Italy?


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