The Onion News Network has been putting terrific satirical news videos on the Web for ages now, but this is the first one to promote its new show, “FactZone,” that’s coming to IFC in January. And based solely on clips of their reporters and analysts saying single sentences, I’m totally sold. Some of the examples:
“It’s definitely the most exciting school shooting in years!”
“It begs the question: is stealing a child as easy as it seems?”
“Play your cards right here, and you could become an insufferably rich assh*le.”
The whole thing is so subtle and straight-faced that it actually looks and feels like cable news, down to the stern-but-sexy blonde anchorwoman with an ethnically ambiguous name (Brooke Alvarez). And I only noticed her because of similarities to other female anchors. It certainly had nothing to do with that leopard print jacket dumping gasoline on my synapses and setting my erotic daydreams ablaze.
[via Chris Kelly]
I want more like this!
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