That is sarcasm people not irony.
Yes this, irony is something completely different.
Yep. It's pathetic. Like a school bully when they don't get their way. Just a joke of a newspaper.
According to Dictionary.com sar·casm
1. harsh or bitter derision or irony.
2. a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark: a review full of sarcasms.Irony
includes "the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend."
I'll stand by irony, certainly not "completely different"