#157. Get the latest news on the future of newspapers. The Onion is reporting that according to a piece published “this week in American Journalism Review, 93 percent of all newspaper sales can now be attributed to kidnappers seeking to prove the day’s date in filmed ransom demands.”
In what is surely to be (or should be) an award-winning piece of journalism the Onion’s article went on to say:
“Although the vast majority of Americans now get their news from the Internet or television, a small but loyal criminal element still purchases newspapers at a steady rate,” study author and Columbia journalism professor Linus Ridell said. “The sober authority of the printed word continues to hold value for those attempting to extort large sums of money from wealthy people who wish to see their loved ones alive again, and not chopped into pieces and left in steamer trunks on their doorsteps.”
“These are sick, sick individuals,” Ridell added. “God bless them for saving our industry.”
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