In a recent interview, the Editor of The Washington Stump, Sir Phull O'Krapp admitted that all of his newspaper's stories were spoofs. He said "I am amazed how those in the government seem to base their plans and projections on stories in this newspaper".
Suggestions like providing known criminals with huge payouts from a non-existent fund were not expected to have been taken seriously but now this has actually happened not once, but twice.
He said "We sometimes invent stories to fill some space, like tales of company performance and projections. But we are amazed that all 2009 company projections reflect the stories in our newspaper. If we write, "500 workers to be laid off" then sure enough, they are laid off.
If we write "500 to be employed", then sure enough, they are employed. We didn't realise just how powerful we are. We thought that people read our newspaper for entertainment, not as education. But since we have found that we are able to make the entire world believe our stories, we feel that we we should receive some just reward."
Well, today Sir Phull O'Krapp received his just reward by accepting the offer to become White House Press Secretary.
The president Obuymy Ideas said "We all know that newspapers do not print the truth, so why keep pretending. Let's make spoofing an official activity for the world's reporters, instead of having clandestine editorial offices where everyone is kept in the dark"