Shares in the pretend newsgroup The Spoof rocketed to an all time high today amidst rumour of a proposed taker over by media giants StrandNews Ltd, owners of highbrow British daily papers like The Sun, The Star and The mirror.
Although acknowledging the move as a mark of great success, The Spoof CO Rebus Hentitty expressed concern over being assimilated into such a large parent company, and it is said he fears for the job security of his journalists. And with good reason.
The Sun boasts some of the greatest fiction writers in the industry, and its feared that the rate at which they can write complete none-sense and fantasy could mean reducing the work force by up to 50%.
This, coupled with the pending Wiki-Leaks revelations about undeclared fees tucked away in off shore tax havens, have meant a difficult time for the group. A source, who did not want to be identified said:
"The general feeling amongst the hacks is its time to get out while the goings good. Some of us have invested a lot of our career with this paper, but with the tax man breathing down our necks its just not worth it. Were just gonna take the money and run, which we would have done anyway. As far as Wiki-Leaks is concerned, it just seems petty of them to do this to The Spoof. Were just serious investigative journalists like they are"
No one at The Spoof Group was available to comment last night.