The Onion Blasts Supreme Court Roe v Wade decides on homepage takeover

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. The Onion Blasts Supreme Court Roe v Wade decides on homepage takeover

Charles Jones

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