The Advantage the Onion News Network Has Over The Daily Show and Colbert


USA Today has a nice, long profile of The Onion in advance of the premiere of the first of its two new TV shows tomorrow night, including tidbits such as this: “Libera says The Onion has one distinct advantage over The Daily Show or Colbert, which trade almost exclusively in factual events. ‘By making a lot up, The Onion folks are not tied to the 24-hour news cycle,’ she says. ‘They can satirize an idea, as opposed to being forced to satirize an actual event. They’ve got comedic breathing room.’”