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Which is Satire?

So this morning, within about 5 minutes, I read two articles about the death of a celebrity.  One was satire and one was not.  I was hard pressed to tell which was which.

Article 1:

Hordes of fans, jostling with paparazzi and television news teams, choked off an entire section of Los Angeles last night as they rushed to get close to the hospital where Michael Jackson, their pop idol and the subject of boundless speculation and gossip, was pronounced dead.

Article 2:

Sales of flowers, teddy bears, frilly hearts and other nauseating knick-knacks in a 50-mile radius of the singer’s California hideaway have skyrocketed as fans fight to bring whatever they can to lay at the front gates.

Care to guess which is which?

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