This dude just made the most glaringly satirical post in history and The New York Times contacted him because they thought it was totally real
· Apr 19, 2022 ·

This is, quite literally, one of the most hilarious things I have ever seen in my entire life.

This jokester named Jared Rabel tweeted this out as a response to a federal judge lifting striking down the CDC's illegal mask mandate on planes:

The jokes in here are hilarious. Flight attendants sneezing immediately in disregard of public health, the Jussie Smollett "MAGA country" reference, and the crying child who is super concerned about politics.

Everything necessary to make it an absolutely hilarious joke.

Unless you work for The New York Times, that is.


A literal New York Times "journalist", Victoria Kim, messaged this guy assuming that the entire obviously fabricated story was 100% true and accurate.

This is your mainstream media, ladies, and gentlemen:

Hi Jared, I'm a New York Times journalist, I'd love to speak to you over the phone about what happened on your flight this evening. Can you please give me a call at [redacted] or let me know how I can reach you? Hope this isn't coming too late in your day. Thank you, look forward to hearing from you.

Leftists are so comically dramatic and over the top and have such a cartoon picture of the right that this New York Times reporter thought the "this is MAGA airspace" story sounded like a definitely real thing that should be in The Times.

No wonder The Times thinks that The Babylon Bee is a "misinformation site" if they can easily fall for satirical stories like this one.

While I wish Rabel would have taken the call and kept the joke going until The New York Times published it, his response is 100% golden.

Hello Victoria, I would love to discuss the incident at your earliest convenience. I was pretty upset about the whole thing. Unfortunately it's satire that only someone at the NYT would believe. In my time of contemplation, I was wondering how your team deals with the multitude of false stories that you peddle out daily to use as political propaganda and if you could give me advice on how to take my satire to the next level?

Best wishes

So, is The New York Times actually malevolently posting fake news on the regular, or are they just dumb enough to believe the fake news themselves?

Answer: Both!

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