For years, shoppers have amused themselves in the checkout line by sneaking glances at the most outrageous of tabloids, The Weekly World News. The self-proclaimed “World’s Only Reliable Newspaper” is shutting down. Virtually everyone who has reported on this story has had some fun with it, particularly the headline (see above).
Believe it or not, the paper lost much of its readership after an ownership and philosophy change. The stories became a parody of themselves. Evidently, the previous owners knew how to make stories just believable enough for the gullible. But even they can only be hoodwinked to a point.
Now we’ll never know the fate of “Bat Boy“!
Tuesday, August 28: And The Winner Is….Society!