The Onion had a little fun with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) warnings to residents ahead of what was supposed to be a historic and crippling snowstorm Tuesday.
So after the blizzard went bust, de Blasio embraced The Onion’s end-times portrayal of him and did a “dramatic reading” of the item for City Hall reporters.
The satirical newspaper mocked the mayor’s storm prep, writing that de Blasio urged residents to make peace with their God before the “tempest” could wreck the city.
The article also quoted de Blasio as saying “The furious hoarfrost bearing down upon us knows neither mercy nor reason, and all within the five boroughs will perish, cowering in their brittle dwellings.”
“It’s so brilliant I had to do a reading of it,” the mayor said.