The Onion is everyone's favorite fake newspaper, and also now a favorite fake TV news network (not to be confused with Comedy Central's The Daily Show, which makes fun of the real news). Just watch The Onion News Network's report this week on Internet archaeologists uncovering a long-lost site called "Friendster." But that doesn't mean that it's not journalism. Of course, you probably knew that — and the AV Club department does act as an actual entertainment news organization — but the new documentary outfit Breaking The New News wanted to know more, and they went right to the source in Onion Web Editor Baratunde Thurston. Here he is to explain what's what. Roll the clip!
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Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.
July 1, 2009