The Onion is een satirische nieuwssite die in 2008 de ochtend na de verkiezing van Barack Obama opende met de kop: “Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job.” *
(In Nederland doet De Speld hetzelfde nuttige werk, en op hoog niveau.) Nu gaat The Onion eindelijk Buzzfeed, de razendpopulaire flauwekulnieuwssite, te lijf. De nieuwe site heet clickhole.com.
* de kopij was ook niet slecht: “WASHINGTON—African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation’s broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it.”