Tuesday, July 24, 2007

So long, Weekly World News!

Close Encounter of the Fourth Kind: I Spent a Week on Pluto! Hitler Dead at 103: Suffered Congenital Heart Disease His Whole Life! Secret Prophecies of The Virgin Mary: World Will End [Insert Date]!

These were the kinds of stories one could only find in the most outrageous supermarket tabloid of them all, Weekly World News. Next month, it becomes the latest publication to switch to an all-Web only format.

Interesting sidebar: Their parent company also publishes the National Enquirer and the much more legitimate Men's Fitness. Make what you will of that.

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