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Wednesday, 20 February 2008

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"When we get our v-guns they won't dare shake their fist at us.", relates TheSpoof staff after unjust criticism

While reputed internal problems of writer rivalry exist at TheSpoof.com, allegations of improper journalism have sparked an investigation into the actions of administrator Mark Lowton and the writing staff at TheSpoof.com.

This misrepresentation in journalism has been taking place for quite a while according to complainants. The legal department of the Writers Guild has petitioned 'Big Boy' Government agency FCC to act after communicating their disapproval to the Online Publishers Association and receiving no action.

The Online Publishers Association has stated their astonishment to find out that TheSpoof.com has secretly been feeding the general public the truth under the guise of parody and satire. A spokesperson at the OPA has agreed with the Writers Guild's assertion, "It's not fair. We (the Writers Guild) have to publish our stories under strict guidelines and these jokers get to publish the real truth under the guise of cheap parody." In commenting on their part in this online news caper, the OPA promises, "We did not know it was going on, we lost our Internet connection last month."

According to administrator of TheSpoof.com, Mark Lowton, "We are doing everything we can to make sure are stories are satire." Lowton blushingly states, "As to cheap, we actually don't pay our writers a penny." Writers at TheSpoof admit they would appreciate a raise but concede that a double of nothing is still nothing. Many agree that if Mark wants to do something for the writers he can fast track the virtual gun store. Dissenting quietly, some newer writers feel more time should be given for further consideration while they accrue points used to purchase the virtual guns.

FCC action could result in fines or other legal action but it is most likely they will enforce a bandwidth slowdown to punish the overzealous online publisher. Decisions will be made without prejudice to multinational news conglomerates who own most of the free world, promises an unnamed FCC official, who admits it is common knowledge the Illuminati control both the government and the news media.

Speculation that the Illuminati is actually composed of alien forces has given rise to further speculation of the possibility that the entity TheSpoof.com are themselves those who are the Illuminati aliens. Lowton firmly states, "We are not aliens, we are not the Illuminati, we are not controlling the government. We are not planning world domination. If I have said it once I have said it a thousand times."

But still, many questions remain. Why are the writers doing it for free if they have nothing to gain. Why are they publishing the truth disguised as satire. Why does Lowton state he has 'said it a thousand times' as though he has to continually deny something. And finally, how come TheSpoof.com allows anybody to walk in off the street and write articles for them without undergoing a thorough background investigation and getting a brain control implant as the registered guild writers do?

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