Quite an unexpected shock to editor-in-chief, Mark Lowton at TheSpoof.com, but all posted stories from his field reporters as of April, 1, 2010 are now true.
Normally known for its wit and satirical wisdom for news and strange events from around the world, TheSpoof management was bamboozled by its own staff in an attempt to turn the online news service into a legitimate news source. Before Lowton knew what was going on, a series of stories posted on April 1, were about actual events rather than the normally ficticious pablum seen on the site.
Abel Rodriguez, one of the lead writers on TheSpoof led the charge to become a true news source, followed by TheSpoof senior writing staff. Blessed by Fr. Fergus McCarthy and deemed to be a psychologically healthy transition for the staff by Dr. Victor Nicholas, the April true-news conversion started today. The new service will be called "TheNews" as opposed to TheSpoof.
"One side benefit to the transition to hard news, is that we don't have to re-write any stories", says Lowton. "Russel Brand is still a freak, Catholic priests molest farm animals, and Kirsty Ally's ass is truly as big as a two bedroom flat with a park view balcony".