I’ve known about it for years. Delved into it every now and then for kicks. But until now, I don’t think I have ever been hooked.
UNVEIL: The Onion News Network– America’s Finest News Source now in video
The ONN will be generating hilarious content in a ‘serious’ light based on current events yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I was reading the CBS news article on ONN and The Onion’s Pres. Sean Mills who said, "We want as many people to see our news reports as possible … We can work out a deal with YouTube when they’re ready."
This is awesome! More skrag to add to the catapult preparing for the launch of Murdoch Video United [my take on an expected collaboration between media giants to create an online portal for their content]. I would hope, though, that Mills as well as others at The Onion do not take this jump lightly. It is a major move for them, possibly breaking into the ranks of loyal viewers of Jon Stuart and Steven Colbert.
"I think there is a demand for a 24-hour news
network that isn’t a parody like ‘The Daily Show’ … People want to get
the truth with a level of seriousness and integrity that only the Onion
can bring." –Mills says characterizing the show as a serious, traditional network news source. I believe they will go live this coming Tuesday, April 3, 2007.