A great review of this subject came from the Guardian. Here is an excerpt:
Over the past three and a half decades, the Onion has developed a reputation as the go-to place for fake news long before fake news was a thing. Headlines like “Supreme court rules supreme court rules,” “Fun toy banned because of three stupid dead kids” and “Drugs win drug war” have endured; other stories, such as “No way to prevent this, says only nation where this regularly happens” – published after every prominent mass shooting – have offered more biting social commentary.
But in recent years, “That sounds like an Onion headline!” has become a familiar remark – whether about the US trying to buy Greenland or a billionaire planning to colonize Mars. The phrase proves how deeply the satirical newspaper-turned-website has penetrated our culture: everyone knows their Onion.
Yet when the day’s real-life headlines are regularly compared with the Onion’s, how do its writers tackle the news? How do you parody the world when reality has jumped the shark?
Find the full article here.