Jeb Bush, Tim Miller, bears raping people tweet: What?

Jeb Bush’s Spokesman Asks on Twitter Whether People Can Get Raped by Bears

Jeb Bush’s Spokesman Asks on Twitter Whether People Can Get Raped by Bears

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Dec. 1 2015 2:12 PM

Jeb Bush’s Spokesman Asks on Twitter Whether People Can Get Raped by Bears

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Jeb Bush (right) and a bear.

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photos by Getty Images, Dennis W. Donohue/Shutterstock.

Ah, so this one is going to take a second to explain. Tuesday morning, Internet rumor guy Matt Drudge posted a big breaking story about how, in the upcoming movie The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio apparently gets raped by a bear.

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Screen shot/Drudge

Jeb Bush communications director Tim Miller saw this and had questions. Well, one question.

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A couple things here. First, one of the greatest all-time Onion articles is a 1995 piece, written in the style of a fun local-newspaper "Lighter Side" feature, about a zookeeper being raped by a bear. ("Astonished onlookers could 'bearly' believe what happened next—Barry began to brutally rape zookeeper Gilks!") Second, I just read the Drudge story about The Revenant, and this is part of it:

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Why is that in quotation marks? There are no sources named in the article. Who said that? Was it the bear?

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