With highly unbelievable coverage in local, national and world news, sports, science, entertainment and business, even a "War for the White House" section covering the 2008 U.S. election, the Onion prides itself on painting "a unique picture of the world." In most cases, the attention-grabbing, not-so-politically correct headlines alone are enough to get a chuckle out of its readership.
From December 2007: "Man Finally Put in Charge of Struggling Feminist Movement." March 2004: "Study: 58 Percent of U.S. Exercise Televised." Back in January 1999, the Onion reported that "Laughter [is] Now Exclusively Used to Mask Feelings," and more recently, in April 2008, an article entitled "United Nations Pledges $1.2 Billion in Indigestion Relief for U.S." goes on to describe "the largest gastrointestinal rescue effort in history."
For the 2007 holiday season, the Onion's witty employees and chief ad account representatives were thanked with a gift from "America's Finest News Source." Nearly 700 Moleskine diaries, planners and pocket notebooks of various sizes and colors were blind debossed with the Onion logo and graphic. Diaries were wrapped in a custom four-color paper band, offering "Season's Greetings" and inviting recipients to jot down their "terrible hackneyed ideas."