Satirical Paper May Take Aim At Philadelphia Market
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Onion, the multimedia news satire juggernaut, may soon publish a Philadelphia edition.
The Onion began as a satirical weekly in 1988. This week’s print version featured the headline “Crochet: What Role Does It Play In The Grandmotherization Of America?”
But The Onion also has a web site. One of today’s stories: “Johnson and Johnson Introduces Self-Lotioning Baby.”
It also offers radio fake news….
(Clip from Onion radio “newscast”:) “A coalition of whales demanded a 10-percent increase in chum today…”
There’s also video, promoted with the phrase, “This is the Onion News Network, keeping you safe from the lies.”
(Clip from video “newscast”:) “Sixty-two percent of Americans said that even though they don’t support Sarah Palin’s politics, they would consider voting for her out of a perverse desire to see what would happen if she were the president.”
And Sportsdome, a fake sports program, runs weekly on Comedy Central.
Although the company isn’t talking about its Philadelphia plans, watch out!
Reported by John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio 1060 — really.