The Weekly World News “the world’s only reliable newspaper” is ceasing publication. It was just like Lucian’s True History with ugly black and white photos.
The cool thing about reading The Weekly World News was that you never really knew what might lurk on the next page. Other publications were hobbled by the need to seem plausible, or at least possible. The News could, and did, print an interview with Sisyphus after his success in finally rolling the rock uphill. (It was the same year the Red Sox won the World Series, coincidentally.)
Apparently the website will stay live. Well, so what? There’s nothing remarkable about a website that prints a bunch of weird doctored images and false claims that it pretends are true even though both they and we know otherwise. Isn’t that why the “.gov” domain was invented?