It’s interesting to see pressure mount on news media to “get the news first!” the pressure is self-inflicted, but based ultimately on advertising dollars (isn’t everything based on dollars or power? The ultimate greases that make the worldgears revolve).

This time it’s The Onion that makes the “normal” news media circus look like Ripley’s Believe it Or Not. Traditional news media are starting to use sites like The Onion for serious sources, because they dont’ fact check properly and don’t know any better. So we’re starting to see news parodies taken as news fact.

Here see here and here to read for yourself.

So eventually we’ll be reading urban legends as fact, and “reality” will be even further skewed toward fantasy.

It’s all a meme, people.