The owner of a satirical news website has reacted to criticism of some of the writers on his site by bringing in new legislation to curb their fun.
Mark Lowton, boss of TheSpoof.com, answered complaints from some readers yesterday about the legitimacy of some of the material posted on the site. He also addressed the concerns aired that some people seem to spend too much time writing about themselves in a narcissistic way, and that they don't grapple with topics that others might think are more worthy.
"There have been some issues, and I have moved quickly to address them. From 11am today, the eleventh day of the eleventh month, writers will be able to access the site for no more than 24 hours in any 24-hour period, day or night. This is my final word on the subject, and it is non-negotiable."
With regard to content, he said:
"Fucking hell. Moan, moan, moan. If you don't like it, scroll past it. That rhymes!"
Asked about narcississues, he hissed:
"So long as nobody breaks my rules, writers may write stories about whatever they like. I don't especially care for political ideology, whatever that is. Serious issues tediate me. They imcompostulate me. I often feel disrebabbled after reading seriosity. It quotiburps me. The quirkier the stories, the better, and 'insignificance' is particularly welcome. Narcissism, I will look at inn dew coarse. (sic). I will speak to the narcisspetrator personally-wise, and ask him to curb his narcissiasm."