Sunday, July 22, 2007

Say It Ain't So!

Weekly World News Shutting Down (SFScope)
While it isn't strictly a genre publication, and it does bill itself as "The World's Only Reliable Newspaper," the editor has decided that this announcement does fall within SFScope's purview:

American Media has decided to suspend publication of Weekly World News, both the print publication and the web site. No reason was given at press time, although reliable sources do tell us that management turned down at least one offer to buy the publication.

The weekly supermarket tabloid—known as the home of "Bat Boy" and other less-than-probable stories—has long had staffing connections with the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fields.

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Jeff Meyerson said...

Bummer! Where will I get the "real news" from now on?

Bill Crider said...

I believe Rush Limbaugh's behind this. Every since WWW revealed that he was meeting with Space Aliens, he's been out to get the paper.

Todd Mason said...

Yes, but everyone's known that Limbaugh's success can only be explained by some sort of extraordinary intervention. I guess WWW just got too hip for the room, eventually...there's still THE ONION, Jeff, where I guess a few WWW folks might land.