The Onion mercilessly ridiculed the US Supreme Court’s reactionary leanings after Friday’s historic Roe v. pick up calf.
The satirical newspaper’s eight editorials on Friday’s homepage were simply headlines — above the same photo of the current Supreme Court justices — alluding to the court’s 5-4 vote to dismiss Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established the American Constitution to repeal abortion rights.
“Supreme Court votes 5-4 to throw beer bottle at Slut,” says The Onion’s main article.
In other variations on this theme, The Onion reports that the court voted 5-4 for “Lock Nation’s Toddlers In Hot Cars”; “Slow driving alongside a woman walking home alone at night”; “Insert Jesus in all pictures”; “Make it illegal for women to fool men with makeup”; “baptize the Constitution”; “Reclassify women as service animals”; and “Reopen Japanese Detention Centers”.
The onion’s disparagement of the majority Conservative court continued further down the page with another headline reading “Supreme Court Rules 5-4 To Stephen Breyer Riding Around Like A Horse”. Justice Breyer was among the four judges opposing the overthrow of Roe v. Wade voted.
Other brutal court slaps included “Kavanaugh, Thomas champion creating a brighter future for the next generation of rapists”; “A woman’s avoidable death in childbirth is upheld in a 6-3 Supreme Court vote”; and “Nation Forced to Demand Human Rights from Back Alley Supreme Court.”
Last month, The Onion staged a similar front-page takeover following the horrific deaths of 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. On May 25, Page 21 published articles with the same headline – “‘No way to prevent this,’ says only the nation where this happens regularly” – from its archives following a gun massacre.
Even before the Supreme Court issued the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, American confidence in the Supreme Court had hit a new 50-year low, according to polling firm Gallup. Just 25% of American adults said they had “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in the Supreme Court, down from 36% a year ago and five percentage points down from the previous low of 2014. The most recent The Gallup poll was conducted June 1-20 with a random sample of 1,015 US adults.
The Onion was founded in 1988. The current owner of the site is New York-based G/O Media, which was formed in 2019 after Univision sold Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion to private equity firm Great Hill Partners and G/O Media CEO Jim , Spanfeller had sold.
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