Many people have been tousled at least once or twice by an article they’ve read on the internet saying some absurd like, “Trump Struggling To Recall Words To U.S.A. Chant”, or “[Television Network] ABC Criticized For Unrealistic Portrayal Of Racists Actually Facing Consequences”. You know you’ve been roped into one at least once or twice and had to do a double take at the outrageous titles of these articles. That’s because, to the dismay of many angry blog readers and Facebook ‘keyboard warriors’ these articles are in fact 100% satirical. These confusing yet amazingly entertaining articles are actually the responsibility of a blog called The Onion that writes strictly satirical articles on Politics, Sports, Local News Stories, Entertainment, Opinion Articles, and more.
To the bare eye that has never witness a true satirical “News” blog on the internet before, looks are certainly deceiving when it comes to the layout of The Onion’s blog. To some, it may look like a very professional run-of-the-mill credible news source such as Fox News or CNN, however, there are some extremely intelligent and witty writers behind these hilarious blog posts that many find entertaining, but others just…don’t. I’m not quite sure what it is about blog readers having a huge disconnect from comedy blogs — maybe it’s their lack of a sense of humor, or it’s possible they lacked love in their childhood, but for the rest of us who like to have a chuckle, this is a great “News” source to read every single morning upon waking up instead of the tiring, never-ending cesspool that seems to be American news as of the past 10 or 15 years. It can get really tiring listening to the same old drama, the same old news anchors, and to be honest, who even uses their TV anymore? In an age where most of us young influencers use the internet rather than cable, it’s just as important to have some leisurely fun as it is to be in the know of what’s going on in our world today. And for me, The Onion really hits the spot.
As a blog, The Onion is accountable for posting daily and creating fresh new content that is relatable to current trends and politics within the world. Not only does is cover parodies of real-life events, but it also never fails to create original stories that resonate with people of any age. The Onion has achieved their popular and consistent content since their content first aired way back in 1988, and obviously has been able to keep up with the trends as it’s reader base has only grown and the blog has only evolved largely since then. I can only describe The Onion to new readers as ‘America’s Modern Day Electronic Newspaper’, or maybe ‘Daily BS That Will Make You Feel Better About The Scary World We Live In’, so if this sounds like something you’re interested in, I suggest you go take a look at this bloody brilliant blog.