Warner, a fellow blogger whom I met at Samsphere, has taken comments and positions we've heard from all the industries seeking tax dollars, mixed in some highly creative names and organizations, and written one of the funniest (ha-ha) and saddest (because it's so close to the truth) pieces I've read in a long time.
He cross-posted this to Red State, a blog run by another Samsphere alum, Erick Erickson. You must read the comments asking for the links to the made-up news. As one comment says, 'the sign of good satire is that someone takes it seriously.'
Of course, some might have taken it more seriously than they should. BusinessWeek.com included the story on their Business Exchange site under the category of credit crunch.
When I informed Warner of the link from Business Week, he responded (with further demonstration of his wit):
"OK, now that is just truly .... I have slipped into another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mindlessness, the next stop, at the sign post up ahead... THE MEDIA ZONE.
I MUST be from another universe where satire would not get linked as a legitimate news story!
Either that or my evil intentions have finally born fruit.
I am just knocked out that my satire is being so ridiculously misunderstood, truthfully. It couldn't be more ridiculous if I had asked Paul Shanklin to record it and then have Chip Saltsman send it out to everyone in the GOP!
In case you're a bit in the dark about Saltsman, you can catch up here.
Rest assured, it is satire, and a good read for a lazy Sunday morning.