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(Gizmodo)   Hybrid Babies Born Across US screams the front page of Weekly World News, er, USA Today   (gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Silly, Newspaper, Gannett Company, Sweet Tooth, front-page, Advertorial, weekend edition of USA Today, USA Today, ad's headlines  
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2021-06-09 10:41:15 AM  
USA Today has been a tabloid since the 80s..
 
2021-06-09 10:56:30 AM  
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2021-06-09 10:56:49 AM  
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2021-06-09 10:58:13 AM  
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2021-06-09 10:58:39 AM  
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2021-06-09 10:59:38 AM  
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2021-06-09 11:01:17 AM  
Next headline: Ed Anger Runs For President!
 
2021-06-09 11:05:10 AM  

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CNN  became more "Fantasy Island" i.e. "the plane boss, the plane."

Fox and ONAN are the Weekly World News, with their crazy Qanon bullshiate and COVID conspiracy theories.
 
2021-06-09 11:19:12 AM  
Hybrid children watch the sea.
Pray for father, roaming free
 
2021-06-09 11:27:02 AM  
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2021-06-09 11:28:31 AM  
My family and I are enjoying the series, but what's with all the post apocalyptic movies/shows lately?  Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeasts, Love & Monsters, Army of the Dead...

/Is Will Forte being typcast as a "lone" survivor?  Between Sweet Tooth and Last Man On Earth, it's up there with "How many times are we going to have to rescue Matt Damon from another planet?"
 
2021-06-09 11:32:17 AM  
Weekly World News 1996: 'Bat Boy' Discovered!
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Anybody else used to watch this show? It was on in the early Duckman/Up All Night/Monday Night Raw days of the USA Network.
 
2021-06-09 11:36:17 AM  
I was trying to write a funny version of the "Muppet Babies" theme song, but it started going way wrong
 
2021-06-09 11:43:45 AM  
Sweet Tooth has been one of my favorite thingees out of streamers in awhile. It straddles that fine line between "family-friendly" and "too horrific to even think about" that early Stephen King novels did so well. If anything it reminds me of The Talisman.

I don't have any real opinion on USA Today except I liked their old logo better.
 
2021-06-09 11:47:07 AM  
Oh wow, this means I might not take USA Today seriously.  The paper you can read cover to cover in about ten minutes.
 
2021-06-09 11:51:03 AM  
In USA Today's defense, it was a really big check.

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2021-06-09 12:04:33 PM  
From the picture it looks like children are being born with antlers. Hellboy was born with horns. I don't know the difference. Can some farker help me out?
 
2021-06-09 12:10:21 PM  
Probably will grow up better adjusted than Portishead Babies
 
2021-06-09 12:17:23 PM  

Schmerd1948: ... born with antlers....



Those poor mothers!
 
2021-06-09 12:29:51 PM  

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Weak performance

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2021-06-09 12:33:51 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Next headline: Ed Anger Runs For President!


Ed Anger would be called a liberal cuck by today's GOP.
 
2021-06-09 12:41:37 PM  
Didn't something similar happen before the release of X-Men or was that just limited to Marvel's own websites?
 
2021-06-09 12:45:33 PM  
Integrity? Haha
 
2021-06-09 12:56:44 PM  
Wow stupid people angry over something that would have taken 10 seconds to look up. what a shock. Must be a day that ends in Y.
 
2021-06-09 1:15:10 PM  
"Advertorial"
A lie to make people think an advertisement isn't an advertisement is still a lie.
There is no point in combining "advertisement" and "editorial" like you've come up with some new thing.  All advertisements are by definition editorials because they're telling you want they want to tell you without pretense of being impartial.
 
2021-06-09 1:46:08 PM  

Saturn5: "Advertorial"
A lie to make people think an advertisement isn't an advertisement is still a lie.
There is no point in combining "advertisement" and "editorial" like you've come up with some new thing.  All advertisements are by definition editorials because they're telling you want they want to tell you without pretense of being impartial.


Advertorials are their own specific thing.

Like infomercials on TV. Still ads but not formatted or treated the same. Usually more long-form.

In my little weekly tabloid-sized papers it's usually a business feature where the client is paying a half or quarter page's worth of space. They are formatted like regular copy but always boxed off from the real content.

We write them like a real news story. They are, in fact, real news feature stories we would love to write as part of out regular copy. Problem is we rely almost exclusively on community submitted news items and don't have any real reporters, just a couple of old guys who do specific beats (one does sports, the other local government) for beer money.

So to justify the added work of getting these kinds of stories done we make the subjects pay to get them. It's most often in tandem with selling them a normal ad, and it's all done in the name of supporting local businesses.
 
2021-06-09 2:34:21 PM  
You can learn to cope with stress, you can beat the IRS, and the incredible Frog Boy is on the loose again.
 
2021-06-09 6:49:30 PM  
Anyone stupid enough to think it was real news doesn't deserve accomodation. There's a limit for this shiat.
 
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