“One Small Step for Man, One Giant Step for Lying”

The general reaction to pieces where you find out some newspaper has published some Onionstory as true is to think, well, it would be nice to live in a world in which media outlets could not be so easily fooled.

Skyen-onionfailBut let me say that I would rather live in a world where people still live with some sense of wonder, which may mean that they’ll believe Neil Armstrong would finally confess to the fake moon landing, but that at least there are some surprises left. It’s better than the cynical reporting we get here in the US, where there seems to be this writing style that nothing can ever be new. And I dare say that there are quite a few Onion stories that I wouldn’t mind being true…