Copy/pasting a set of screencaps someone made at the time that first appeared:
The Onion News Network
folks doctored it somewhat, but it's pretty clear from the icons down the left side, a few visible usernames, and other details what their source images were.
The thread titles in the clip are exaggerated. The Onion writers undoubtedly drew upon some of our more... special contributors.
I remember some of the titles from that period (and some of the screeds which were posted beneath) - they really weren't exaggerating all that much. We had some angry, angry people then, as well as some who went just as far in the other direction.
Those were interesting times, those were.