The Onion slammed for making a 9/11 joke

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Satirical news hub The Onion is taking its viral lumps after critics across the Web panned an image taken from a video on its site that shows a plane with the Sears logo about to hit Chicago’s Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower. Sticking to its sardonic tone, reports The Huffington Post, marketing director for The Onion, Grant Jones, cynically responded: “9-11 must never be the fodder for jokes. Perhaps you didn’t see the news that humor died after 9-11.”

Meanwhile, NBC’s coverage of the Summer Games has continued to irk television audiences and critics for one reason or another. Among the most recent complaints, at least according to Yahoo Sports blog Fourth Place Medal, is the distracting world record line superimposed on the screens.

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