M T Fahey

A Pulitzer for The Onion

In General on June 23, 2011 at 4:39 am

In light of their 1000th issue, the Onion has launched a campaign backed by a growing number of celebrities to gently encourage (coerce) the Pulitzer committee (especially Thomas Friedman) to consider the fake newspaper for an award.

Some of my favorite supporting videos are a surprisingly profane clip by soft-spoken “This American Life” host Ira Glass (below) and a DDoS attack threat on the Columbia Journalism website made by Arianna Huffington on behalf of the Huffington Post (also below).

Check out some other clips (eg Tom Hanks) at the movement’s tumblr site, and read this Business Insider article about why an Onion Pulitzer would be fairly appropriate.



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