By now you must have learned that The New Yorker’s Borowitz Report is satire, but it’s often sufficiently believable (given the dire state of everything in the U.S.) to convince the gullible that it’s real news. And, given Hillary Clinton’s campaign-announcement video—which shows her for only a brief span amidst a lot of “average Americans,” implying that she’s simply one of many people who want to make a change for the better—the Borowitz Report’s latest headline doesn’t ring far from true (click on screenshot below to go to article).
Most of it:
The sixty-second spot stars an assortment of kittens—tabbies, calicoes, Siamese, and a dozen other breeds—in a variety of adorable vignettes.
At various points in the advertisement, the kittens are shown playing in a sock drawer, tangled up in yarn, and chasing a duckling.
Clinton herself appears only in the final seconds of the ad, saying merely, “Hi. I’m Hillary.”
The commercial immediately drew the wrath of the Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Priebus, who called it “woefully short on substance.”
“There’s no mention of what Hillary Clinton would do to grow our struggling economy, fix the disaster of Obamacare, or repair our damaged reputation abroad,” a visibly furious Priebus told Fox News. “It’s just cats.”
There’s also a picture of cute kittens at the top, but I’ll omit that since we’ve already had one today.