'Onion News Network' is a relentless half-hour of bludgeoning graphics, hyperbole and anxiety

The IFC show, which debuts tonight, has "a little of Fox's burnished aggression, a little of CNN's high-gloss dispassion and HLN's high-speed news buffet, even a nod to MSNBC's ubiquitous prison documentaries," writes James Poniewozik. "Some sketches drag - on TV, unlike online, you can't skim - and the funniest bits are often in the throwaway graphics and background visuals."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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