The clues that the article that claims President Obama is taking the nuclear launch codes with him when he leaves office is a hoax are slight. First off, there's the "satire" listed next to the article's title in Google, which reads "Obama Plans to Take Nuclear Launch Codes With Him When He Leaves Office" by the New Yorker.
While people are freaking out about President Obama taking the nuclear launch codes with him from the White House and missing the subtle strains of satire, the New Yorker seems to be turning into the Onion. The only other clue for the uninitiated that President Obama might not actually grab those nuclear launch codes and abscond them from the nation's capital lies in the writer's description and the mention of "comedian" in his bio.
"Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. He writes the Borowitz Report for newyorker.com."
Those hints haven't stopped folks from understanding Andy's realistic satire. It's a satire so slight that some folks are freaking out on Facebook and Twitter, writing their opinions about the audacity of Mr. Obama being so presumptuous as to take the nuclear launch codes with him. Others are in on the joke it seems and are writing about their relief that President Obama would take the nuclear launch codes with him.