Posted by: Jon Fine on July 20, 2006
It’s not entirely reassuring when a site bases a report around what it terms an “unconfirmed rumor.”
After a few phone calls and emails this week, though, I didn’t get much closer than anyone to finding out whether or not Viacom is in talks to buy The Onion. So I can’t tell you whether this is the story (scroll down) or this is the story.
What I can tell you is that it’s going to be very hard for anyone to top the headline of the internal Onion memo denying the talks: Factual Error Found On Internet.