New York Post Takes Valiant Stand Against Joke Newspaper

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The Onion is a satirical newspaper. As in, the stories that it publishes are jokes. Duh, you're saying, but today they got in a bit of hot water when they tweeted about congressmen holding kids hostage in the Capitol building: "BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building." It was in connection to this story on their website. People got upset!

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The Onion Wants a Pulitzer Prize; New York Post Puts Up iPad Paywall

In today's edition of Press Clips, our daily media column, the seriously unserious comedians at "America's Finest News Source" do the "I get no respect" routine, kicking off a campaign to score journalism's highest prize, while some more traditional reporters obscure their work, perhaps unintentionally, with orders from on high. Elsewhere, the slow crumbling of music magazines continues into a third decade (approximately), the White House horserace heats up on the press side and an important newspaper man does something extremely shady. For more details, come inside!

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Working for The Onion Is Like Going to War; CEO Raised on Battlefield Wisdom

In this weekend's Corner Office interview, New York Times readers are treated to some management advice from Steve Hannah, chief executive of The Onion, the finest source of news parody since 1988.

There are two takeaways from the Q&A:

1) This guy is profoundly unfunny. As he admits, "People say, 'This guy is going to be a laugh a minute.' Sadly, it's a very disappointing evening for them. I am the hired help. At The Onion, the creatives are absolutely the center of gravity."

2) He's also obsessed with the armed forces, war, and battlefield leadership.

Maybe it's a theme of the talk, but it's also bizarre.

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