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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Weekly World News to Publish on Mars


The Weekly World News is to close as a paper tabloid in America and to reopen on Mars. The paper where almost everything is not true has decided to maintain a web presence only. This news will be a devastating blow to bored shoppers in American Supermarkets, where the paper was a welcome diversion to long queues.

Current stories include a plan by a radical left wing group to rename pawns in Chess. Important stuff and at least you can be sure that it is probably not true unlike other forms of media.

They had an interview with one of the managing editors on the radio this morning and he said that for almost all stories, there was at least some truth in an aspect of the story. Excellent philosophy of journalism.

5 comments:

franscud said...

I remember my mother bringing this very tabloid home from the grocery store on many an occasion. It provided fascinating reading to my siblings and I. Not letting facts get in the way of a good story is certainly a time-honored practice in American journalism.

Colin Campbell said...

I can honestly say that in my time in America that I never once bought a copy, but often browsed the interesting stories. I used to think of it as a real life comic for bored adults.

Anonymous said...

It was regarded as the source of all information in "Men In Black" - I have been in it several times...

Colin Campbell said...

I can remember reading about you on many occassions in two headed dog gives birth to frog type of story that often hit the front page. There was often a story on West Country space dogs that were being trained by Al Qaeda to wage war on western civilisation. I am glad none of it was true. Or was it?

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