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August 07, 2007

Things That Made Me Laugh

The Onion's Letters Policy:

The Onion neither publishes nor accepts letters from its readers. The Onion's editorial policy is that its readers shall have no voice whatsoever and that The Onion shall be solely a one-way conduit of information. The editorial page is reserved for the exclusive use of the newspaper staff to advance whatever opinions or agenda it sees fit, or, in certain cases for paid advertorials by the business community.

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But then how will Mickey Kaus ever be able to attack The Onion?

Posted by: Petey | Aug 7, 2007 1:49:08 PM

The editorial page is reserved for the exclusive use of the newspaper staff to advance whatever opinions or agenda it sees fit, or, in certain cases for paid advertorials by the business community.

And this differs from most media outlets because ...

Posted by: Mark D | Aug 7, 2007 1:51:58 PM

Mark D: It's honesty?

Posted by: Elm | Aug 7, 2007 1:57:27 PM

Ezra, I think Mickey Kaus has a crush on you. You're all he can talk about.

Posted by: Megan | Aug 7, 2007 1:59:00 PM

Elm--
Excellent point.

It is sad that The Onion and TDS are more honest and reliable than most of the corporate media.

**sigh**

Posted by: Mark D | Aug 7, 2007 2:02:32 PM

Ezra -- is it news if Gene Sperling tells Charlie Rose that HRC's health care plan will be coming out soon and that it will include a requirement to purchase health insurance? is it already CW that HRC is going to run to Obama's left on the mandate question?

Posted by: David | Aug 7, 2007 2:22:15 PM

"Ezra, I think Mickey Kaus has a crush on you. You're all he can talk about."

The fact that he's resorted to citing Ezra's dissenting commenters as his sources is immensely funny. It's the moral equivalent of Bill O'Reilly citing unhinged dKos commenters as the basis for his attacks.

Posted by: Petey | Aug 7, 2007 6:48:06 PM

Well, no, Kaus is making the point that Young Ezra was schooled by his more experienced and more knowledgable commenters... something you generally do by providing examples of those comments.

As for the onion, parts of it are serious, like their submissions policy asking you not to send them stuff because all of it is generated in-house (and presumably they don't want to be sued).

Posted by: TLB | Aug 7, 2007 11:12:45 PM

the onion used to be funny.

Posted by: christian | Aug 9, 2007 1:59:56 PM

Actually, it sounds like Debra Howell's ombuds policy at the Washington Post.

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