No Minister

You just can’t make this stuff up!

Except that it turns out you can.

Or at least the great Tatania McGrath can!.

I’ve referred to Xer before, in the post, No Parody. Only Truth.

But recently Tatania listed a bunch of Xer predictions that had come true.

You can read the Twitter thread where real-life news and press releases from the likes of The New England Journal of Medicine are displayed, but a brief example includes:


  • On 22 December 2018, I called for biological sex to be removed from birth certificates.
    • On 17 December 2020, the New England Journal of Medicine concurred.
  • On 1 October 2019, I suggested that young women should be encouraged to travel alone in rural Pakistan.
    • On 12 October 2019, Forbes Magazine concurred.
  • On 19 September 2018, I criticised Julie Andrews (aka Mary Poppins) for chimney soot blackface.
    • On 28 January 2019, the New York Times concurred.

In the face of this the writers of The Onion must surely give up trying to write satire or parody of our world, although the folks at The Babylon Bee seem to be doing well.

Written by Tom Hunter

December 30, 2020 at 6:00 am

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  1. One of the best things that happened is one of the MSM magazines fact-checked a Babylon Bee article. BB was so proud of that.

    Chris Morris

    December 30, 2020 at 6:54 am

  2. What are sonographers to report today at the 6 month ultrasound check when it comes to the babies sex? I’ve been used to hearing either “it’s a boy” or “it’s a girl” (and very occasionally, “it’s not clear”). How will they pick the trans or any of the other alphabets?


    December 30, 2020 at 8:03 am

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