Satirical news source The Onion has landed itself in a bit of trouble here in Washington today with a series of tweets about members of Congress having taken a group of schoolchildren hostage — which kicked off with a tweet about "witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building." Some people believed this and a lot of people were not very happy, including the U.S. Capitol police. Well, one of these tweets reveals a fake demand from Rep. John Boehner during the fake hostage-taking: a three-course lunch from noted Congressional haunt Charlie Palmer Steak. Of course.
· @TheOnion [Twitter]
· U.S. Capitol Police Investigating Onion Twitter Joke [Gawker]