The Swedish minister of Justice posted a link on her facebook page and got even more ridiculed when she backtracked and said she knew it was satire all along, she just doesn't think anybody should make fun of drug use.
Quote:It would seem that The Daily Currant, a satire and fiction-based website much like The Onion, decided to run a story in the spirit of the 1930s ode to marijuana paranoia "Reefer Madness," wherein they exaggerated the effects of pot smoking. The newspaper they cited, the Rocky Mountain News, was real at one time but shut down five years ago. The doctors and institutions quoted and used for verisimilitude were all fakes. Even the beer company, MolsonCoors, isn't a real company, although Coors Brewing Company, which operates out of Golden, Colo., is a division of the Molson Coors (notice the space) Brewing Company of Canada.
On Monday, Facebook users noted that the Moderate Party politician in Sweden had shared the article on her Facebook page. She had added the comment "Stupid and sad. My first submitted proposal in the youth wing was called "Crush drugs!". In this matter, I have not changed my judgment at all."
Quote:She [Beatrice Ask, Justice Minister of Sweden] was criticized for passing on the fabricated news on the popular social media network. Her press secretary later told the Aftonbladet newspaper that the minister had all the time been aware that the article was satirical.