The Onion


StarWipe, The Onion's latest site, pokes fun at celebrities and the reporters who cover them

StarWipe, which debuted this week, ridicules celebrity news. (Screenshot, Earlier this week, the editor of The Onion's latest satirical website published a mission statement of sorts at the bottom of (what else?) a fake news story. Titled "Rich, Famous People Terrified By Launch Of Celebrity Gossip Site," the article concludes by announcing the arrival of StarWipe, a … Read More

Satire's conflicting kinship with journalism

So 12 are dead in Paris, with more injured. Their crime is an association with the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which ridicules popes, politicians, prophets and Islamic extremists. It comes down to this. The magazine was eager to publish words and images that fanatics hated. Symbols were met with bullets. The pen is mightier than the sword, we say, … Read More