British author promises war if Pulitzer committee ignores ‘Onion.’
Hoping to score the coveted Pulitzer Prize, satirical newspaper ‘The Onion’ earlier this month launched a huge media blitz to drum up public support for their bid.
“Simply put, it’s time for the Pulitzer Board to stop the bias, stop the ignorance, and stop the neglect,” declared the paper’s lobbying group, Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes, a “nonprofit watchdog group committed to exposing those who engage in improper journalism-award-giving.”
A number of cultural and political luminaries have come out on ‘The Onion’s’ behalf: Tom Hanks recorded a supportive video message, as did Glenn Beck, Ira Glass and Oprah pal Gayle King.
Now Neil Gaiman, beloved author of books like ‘American Gods’ and the excellent graphic novel ‘The Sandman,’ has taped his own plea, and promises war should the Pulitzer committee overlook ‘The Onion,” which Gaiman explains is as American as “getting mugged in Central Park.”
The Pulitzer committee therefore has no choice in the matter. We all know those Brits have been waiting a long, long time to get revenge for that whole independence day thing, so let’s not give them an excuse.
Plus, can you imagine the nightmare it would be trying to get millions of Americans to master our hypothetical British overlords’ accent and wit?