Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Edition of the Onion considered for the Pulitzer Prize 

No. I am not making this up. It's true.

From Hesiod's Counterspin Central:

APPEALING THE ONION: The Onion's post 9/11 issue (they affectionately called it the "Holy fucking shit!" issue) was seriously considered for a Pulitzer Prize.

And no, this is not a joke.

By the way, guys, isn't it time you had a Pulitzer Prize for blogging?

Well...to be fair, not many people considered it that seriously. But the issue DID make its way into the board sessions that vote on the Prize, and it made its way around the table. Apparently it impressed them, but it would have been too much to even give a finalist's berth to a PARODY of a newspaper.

I disagree.

I'll never forget that issue. Each and every article was just as side-splitting and hilarious as any other Onion issue, only more poignant and direct and spot on with the criticism and sacred cow goring. My favorite two pages were "Hijackers Surprised to Find Selves in Hell" and "God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule."

Excerpt in the Comments. Go read it!


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