Guess which news outlet produced the following headline: “Marge Simpson’s Playboy Vs. Other Playboy Cover Models: Who’s Hotter? (PHOTOS)”?
Yes. If you guessed ‘The Huffington Post,’ you are correct: Apparently getting into the Halloween spirit a week early, the HuffPo has come dressed as a delightfully parody-tastic version of…itself.
We’d point out that, per the overall layout of Mrs. Simpson’s HuffPo page, this is more accurately a “(PHOTOS, SLIDESHOW, POLL)” situation…but that would mean that the HuffPo is actually underselling its content, which would mean that there has been some kind of rupture in the space-time continuum, which would mean that humankind may soon be sucked into a vortex of darkness the depths of which our small minds can’t fully comprehend. So we’ll leave it alone.
Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.