The Onion goes live tonight at the Winspear

Fake news the way you like it

When the real news gets to be too much, The Onion is a nice reprieve. But how will the writers and editors pull it off live? The staff comes to talk about its satire and place in today’s media.

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—  Rich Lopez

ChristWire’s Creators Outed (As Hilarious Writers Mocking Right-Wing Vitriol)

ChrstWire, created in 2008 by SoCal's Bryan Butvidas (pictured) and Kansas' Kirwin Watson (who both have day jobs), is a right-wing faith-based The Onion for the religious set. So slick is their outlandishness, even this website was fooled by what is, in hindsight, blatant sarcasm. Headlines like "Gays Now Using Santa to Entice Man Boy Love Relations" are exactly the sort of thing a Focus On The Family press release would sound like, ey? Written anonymously, the creators are revealing themselves for the first time in the New York Times. Supposedly they're not trying to punk believers in the lord Jesus Christ, but stupid people who believe everything they hear on the news. Didn't a Washington Post reporter just try that?


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