Great Job, Internet!: Drudge Report posts Jar Jar Binks on story about Iranian nuclear missiles

In a chilling development commingling the Trump administration’s signature blend of incompetence and provocation, as well as the news media’s oscillations between terror and outright fabrication, the Drudge Report is currently insinuating that the Iranian government has gained control of Jar Jar Binks. It is unclear why, several hours after this was pointed out, the site is still running with the image on its main page. Connected to a story detailing Iran’s latest missile test and Trump’s tweeted threats in retaliation, the image shows a dozen or so missiles soaring in different directions, plumes of brown smoke billowing in their wake, and also the face of Jar Jar Binks, the adorable Gungan sidekick that palled around with Anakin, Baby Threepio, Purple Lightsaber Guy, Natalie Portman, and the rest of the gang from George Lucas’ prequel trilogy.

On Twitter, people have been making fun of the site …

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