A satirical story from the Onion–with the headline "The Onion: Frustrated Obama Sends Nation Rambling 75,000-Word E-Mail"–appeared on Fox News’ Fox Nation section of its Website on Friday, apparently confusing some readers, reports TheWrap.com.
Appearing alongside serious articles, such as a story with the headline "China Issues Warning Ahead of U.S.-South Korea Drills," the spoof story was marked as a "culture" story and remained on the site until early Friday evening, the article notes.
Some Fox News readers were confused, with one writing, "I can’t seem to confirm this story anywhere except Onion. If it is false, somebody needs to go to jail for it. If it is true, this dude is crazier than an outhouse rat and needs some serious professional help! Someone needs to get to the bottom of this story and produce some verifiable facts to decide which way it should go."
A Fox News representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, the article notes.