Chicago, IL - In a surprise announcement the management of famous satire website The Onion has announced today it will transition to being a regular news outlet. A statement released to the press read:
In the end simple economics led to this decision. It is just too much work to keep inventing outlandish stories that can compete with all the kooky stuff that is really happening these days.
Simply writing all those things down is way easier and costs us less money so that is what we will start doing from today.
A local area man expressed surprise to our reporter: "The Onion? Satire? I've been getting all my news from them for years, never noticed a thing. Oh, wait, you must be one of these fake news reporters, right?"
Yeah, no, that didn't really happen as you probably guessed by now.
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But today is April Fools' day so we're letting our hair down a little. Instead of ruining other people's jokes we decided to write a few of our own on this special day. We do hope you enjoyed this little bit of satire (if you did, check out our other April Fools' stories). Tomorrow it is back to fact checking for us.
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