Fellow Onion fans may be amused to see that the Onion has been sold to a Chinese "salvage fisheries and polymer injection" company.
Finally I understand why all their articles in my RSS feed for the past couple of days have been written in broken pidgin and dealt almost exclusively with Chinese sports stars being awesome.
And, like all the best satires, it's basically true. Where next for debt-burdened, credit-crunched newspapers but a harvesting strategy that cashes in reputations built up over the last century? Some are going online-only, some are finding vanity purchasers and others...well, others are going to disappear, or find foreign buyers, and those buyers are going to be people who think that influencing opinion in the US and Europe is worth sinking a few million dollars.