The ‘New Yorker’ Purchases the ‘Borowitz Report’; Is Launching a Humor Page on their Site

By

Humorist Andy Borowitz has long been a contributor to the New Yorker, well it seems the magazine no longer wants to just borrow(itz) him (sorry), as they’ve purchased his news satire site The Borowtiz Report. For those unfamiliar, it’s kind of like The Onion but written by Andy Borowtiz. Today’s post featured the headline “Romney Campaign Releases First Picture of V.P. Pick” and was followed by a picture of Rich Uncle Pennybags from the popular board game Monopoly. Do you get it? It is satire. He will be part of The New Yorker’s new humor page on their website, which will feature the magazine’s Shouts & Murmurs essays and original blog posts. It will be a kind of McSweeney’s for people who already write for the New Yorker or have a connection at the New Yorker.