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The Onion Criticized For Image of Sears Plane About to Crash Into Willis Towers

"9-11 must never be the fodder for jokes. Perhaps you didn't see the news that humor died after 9-11," the satirical newspaper's marketing director responded

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The satirical newspaper The Onion is attracting some public ire for an image that shows an airliner about to crash into Chicago's Willis Tower, the tallest building in the country.

The image, in a video on The Onion's website showcasing its stories, shows an airplane emblazoned with the company name Sears flying toward the iconic black skyscraper, which for decades was named Sears Tower and headquarters to the retail chain. A narrator intones, "Sears extremists fly a plane into Willis Tower."

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