Onion News Network

Quick pointer to the new Onion News Network, The Onion’s new web video newscasts. So far, they only have three videos posted, one on illegal immigration (which doubles as a critique of corporate crime), another on Condoleezza Rice, and a third on using Civil War re-enactors in the Iraq War, but it’s interesting to see the deadpan humor of the Onion being deployed in a parody of the breathless fear and paranoia of cable news. NYT’s Virginia Heffernan has a longer review [h/t to Michael].

Speaking of cable news, Mark Andrejevic put together a nice mashup of Fox News clips for today’s In Media Res clip.

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