The Onion Live Tweeting Congress Hostage 'Breaking News'
Satirical news publication The Onion broke the news on Twitter about an hour ago of a hostage situation involving Congress, but the story is not true and a number of Twitter users are saying it's not funny.
It all started with this tweet:
Read more at: Huffington Post
That was quickly followed up by this: "BREAKING: Capitol building being evacuated. 12 children held hostage by group of armed congressmen. . ."
@ TheOnion : BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building.
Thanks to Stupid Monkey Planet for the link.