The parody headline read “Kyle Rittenhouse Sentenced To 45 Years of CPAC Appearances” - and reader, that’s shaping up to come true.
On Wednesday Thor Benson took to his Twitter to share two images - one of The Onion headline, right alongside a newly released flyer that said that Rittenhouse would be a speaker at America Fest, A Turning Point USA Event which runs from December 18-21.
“‘The Onion’ in November // how it’s going,” Benson captioned the post.
Hours after the jury announced Rittenhouse’s not guilty verdicts and The Onion released their take, Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson aired an exclusive interview with the 18-year-old, which presumably cemented the teen’s position as a future right-wing pundit.
People were quick to comment on Benson’s post, with some suggesting that The Onion is becoming the god of news.
“The Onion is God, and he’s just telling us how life is going to be,” someone wrote.
“This is so depressing. And so predictable,” another added.
A third wrote: “I wish I bet on this.”
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The Onion has been on point lately https://t.co/JXNqPNLsZE
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@thor_benson @mmfa The Onion has never told a joke