Wednesday, July 25, 2007


[posted by Callimachus]

I'm a day late to this one, but the Weekly World News is shutting down. This really is the end for journalism in this country. Kiss goodbye to the "best damn investigative reporting on the planet."

The man who shaped its coverage -- and wrote my beloved Ed Anger columns -- died in 2004. Verily, down the years, people shall behold his work and say, "There was a journalist!"

You'll still be able to read it online, but it won't be the same as the grocery checkout line.

And remember when, for once, the mock news became the real news:

In 2001's anthrax scare, AMI's office in Boca Raton was targeted, and a photo editor was killed.

And therein lies a different tale, now forgotten.