“You know, I don’t use expressions like OMG,” Tweeted professor and media critic Jay Rosen. “But…OMG. The Chicago Tribune’s obituary for facts.” After Florida Republican Rep. Allen West declared that 81 members of the house of representatives were Communists, reporter Rex W. Huppke wrote a satirical obituary, declaring that “Facts died Wednesday, April 18, after a long battle for relevancy with the 24-hour news cycle, blogs and the Internet…Facts was 2,372.” The piece went on to chronicle Facts’ humble beginnings in ancient Greece and ended with “Facts is survived by two brothers, Rumor and Innuendo, and a sister, Emphatic Assertion.”
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