Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Onion

the onionWhat is The Onion? How come The Onion is more popular than some of the major news websites? Is The Onion for real?

The Onion has really brought satire journalism to a whole new level. People in the past have been lead to believe that some of the articles were real. Just look at a sample of their news brief today:

Dead iPod Remembered As Expensive
Scientists Warn Ionosphere One Top-40 Hit Away From Exploding
Second Life Makes Dream Of Owning Fictitious Coffee Shop Come True
New Software Yellows Neglected Digital Photos Over Time

And these most popular bits:
Apple Employee Fired For Thinking Different

Factual Error Found On Internet
Even CEO Can't Figure Out How RadioShack Still In Business
Computer Makers Die More
America's First Gay President Concludes Historic Second Term

Reference: Wikipedia

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