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Remember 'The World's Only Reliable Newspaper'?

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Last Edited: March 7, 2010, 11:46 am

Remember 'The World's Only Reliable Newspaper'?


Looking back, the Weekly World News was 'the World's only Reliable Newspaper.'  All others disguise their fiction.  With WWN you knew you were reading fiction and at least you got a laugh out of it.  Children should be encouraged to read this Weekly World News archive before they tackle the mainstream sources.  This will prepare them for the difficult task of distinguishing fact from fiction in today's news media and will also allow them to develop a sense of humor regarding the news industry.  In turn, they will be less likely to pee in their pants when they find out that everyone, including them  is a terrorist, or punch a hole in the wall over bailouts to financial criminals.  

Here's a study example for your children:  Make them read the 'Elvis IS Alive' exclusive interview in the Weekly World News.  Then get a copy of the New York Times and point out the story 'Osama bin Laden - New Video Surfaces'.  Explain to your child the similarities in the two stories and that both perpetuate the myth of a dead man still being alive.  Once your child understands that all news is fiction, then he's ready to graduate to more challenging sources such as fair and balanced FOX News, CNN or MSNBC.

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Comments

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time*treatComment by time*treat - March 7, 2010, 3:24 pm
Rick, would it surprise you to know that certain performers who made themselves famous during the 80s-90s with their raunchy lyrics and music videos, today, won't allow their own children to view much tv ... and certainly not their old material (yet it was 'free speech' when other people objected to it being put in front of their kids)?
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konaneComment by konane - March 7, 2010, 4:06 pm
Strange tabloid!
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Rick GComment by Rick G - March 7, 2010, 4:09 pm
Ah yes...MTV...social engineering at its best. Get 'em while they're young and impressionable.
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Rick GComment by Rick G - March 7, 2010, 4:14 pm
@konane, very strange indeed. Some people even believed the stories (just like they now believe similar nonsense coming out of "respectable" tabloids).

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