All the News We Hope To Print

12 Nov

This was being handed out on the streets of Manhattan this morning, (HT Albany Project), and it has a corresponding spoof website:

…headlines such as “Iraq War Ends – Troops to Return Immediately”, “Nation Sets Sights on Building Sane Economy and “Ex-Secretary Apologizes for W.M.D. Scare”.

Some other favorites include “Nationalized Oil To Fund Climate Change Efforts”, “High-Speed Internet Hits Fast Track to Appalachia” and “Torture, Rendition “Not Such Good Ideas After All”.

I remember something similar taking place in the late 70s, and the Times confirms that it was in 1978. I think my dad might still have that somewhere, because we went out of our way to get it.

I’d love to have the sense of humor, wherewithal, and cash-money to do something similar spoofing the Buffalo News.

The title of this post is the gag tagline selected in place of the Times’ traditional motto.

2 Responses to “All the News We Hope To Print”

  1. Joel November 12, 2008 at 7:45 pm #

    Ah yes – I still have my copy of “Not the New York Times” the Harvard Lampoon’s 1978 masterpiece, as well as the 1986 spoof of “USA Today”. Good times, good times….

  2. Frank Brutus November 12, 2008 at 9:30 pm #

    We’re working on this very concept at the Buffalo Ruse…any ideas for attracting advertisers (100% of proceeds would go toward a hard-copy spoof!)?
    Love your site…keep up the great (independent) work.

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