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July 11, 2018

Democracy Dies in Doltishness: Washington Post Quotes Onion Parody Site "The Clickhole" In, Get This, Anti-Trump Article

In an article about some British people trying to make Green Day's 2004 release "American Idiot" chart again to sync with Trump's trip, the Washington Post quoted from a Clickhole article "written by" Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, confessing the song had been about George Bush.



If the clickbait retard writing this article wasn't a clickbait retard, she'd've realized that The Clickhole is a parody site and this article is obviously a parody. Everyone knew "American Idiot" was about George Bush, as you'd expect from a poppy fake punk band.

Enough Time Has Passed To Reveal George W. Bush Was The ‘American Idiot’ (By Billie Joe Armstrong)

Billie Joe Armstrong - Musician
2/28/17 12:09pm

When my band Green Day released our album American Idiot almost 13 years ago, we knew we were lobbing a grenade into the lap of the culture. With the fallout from 9/11 and the Iraq War revealing deep divisions in American society, our confrontational lyrics and attitude clearly touched a nerve, if our 15 million records sold are any indication. But now that enough time has passed to let the dust and controversy settle, I finally feel comfortable revealing that the "American Idiot" I sang about was none other than President George W. Bush.

Don’t believe me? Go take a listen to “American Idiot” with this new info in mind, and I think you’ll find it all starts to finally click.

I like to think that the song, and the album as a whole, takes on new meaning with that final piece in place. When I sang, "Information age of hysteria / It's calling out to idiot America," I wasn’t just calling out America in general--I was calling out President Bush's America. The "alien nation, where everything isn't meant to be okay" wasn’t just some frightening hypothetical: It was our own country! And when I sang, "'Sieg heil' to the president gas man" on "Holiday" later in the album, keen-eared listeners might rightly suspect that I was once again referring to George Bush. Not very kindly, I might add!

As BEN ROTHLISBURGER might say, IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HE SAYS HE'S REVEALING A 13 YEAR OLD SECRET WHICH WAS NEVER A SECRET!!!

Yeah, the "'Sieg Heil' to the president gas man" might have been a teeny tiny little clue that this was about Bush.

But the Washington Post, being written by a bunch of young idiots and edited by a bunch of middle age idiots, thought this was real, and cited it for yet another clickbait #Resist article.



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