Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Only The Onion Left, Now

The internet tells me that the Weekly World News, that newspaper of alien sightings and all-new Nostradamus predictions, is shutting down.

Sadly, I am not surprised; I am the kind of convenience store-goer with poor impulse control that would be the prime market for the Weekly World News, and yet, of late, I haven't had the interest.

I think it's because the newspaper was no longer the crazy paranoid dreamworld of the red-state heartland (my favorite: "KKK Skeleton Found in Titanic Life Preserver," intimating that the KKK worked with the Nazis to sink the Titanic). It became more like The Onion, a paper of fake news with a leftward bent. And The Onion has a better staff.

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