The Onion launches election Web site

The Onion, the satirical Web site and self-proclaimed "America's Finest News Source", has launched a political Web site, www.warforthewhitehouse.com.

The Onion, the satirical Web site and self-proclaimed "America's Finest News Source", has launched a political Web site, www.warforthewhitehouse.com. The ironic, sarcastic, and seemingly legitimate tone of the publication mirrors that of the press release announcing the launch.

This statement - “Once again, the American people have, for some reason, been given the opportunity to select their next president.” – precedes an informative paragraph to be taken seriously - “Visitors to War For The White House will have access to a staggering array of election resources, such as candidate profiles, issue positions, and most importantly, an election glossary.”

The ping-pong format continues, ending on a memorable, humorous note: “War For The White House will be available to anyone wealthy enough to own a "computer" and a fiber-optic connection to the Internet.”

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