Fake news giant The Onion brings its fakery to Rhode Island starting today. For reals. The satirical paper has struck a franchise deal with Gaspee Publishing to print and distribute the rag at bars, restaurants, and coffee shops and on street corners in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts.
The Onion is currently available in 16 markets, including New York, Chicago, and Austin, Texas.
Gaspee currently publishes the Printing Equipment Guide, a magazine for the printing industry. It seems they know their printing, which is good. That's all they'll be doing here - that and ad sales, distribution, and the like. No Rhode Island-specific fake news. Which is fine. We've got enough of the absurd in the real news
By the way, I spent about five minutes trying to think of a clever, Onion-like headline for this post. Any ideas? Post away.