Tom Hanks wants The Onion to win a Pulitzer

“We at AFAJP are asking how much longer the Pulitzer Board can turn a blind eye to what is, year in and year out, the most in-depth, comprehensive, elegant, and masterful reporting in the United States of America. How much longer must The Onion endure this grave injustice?” –Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes

Tom Hanks has joined the chorus of supporters advocating for a Pulitzer Prize for The Onion satirical newspaper. Alongside the likes of a foul-mouthed Ira Glass, Ariana Huffington, pulitzer-prize winner Dave Barry, and Mario Batali, concerned citizens are uniting to get the Pulitzer committee to take notice of The Onion on the occasion of the newspaper’s 1000th issue. The movement is organized by Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes, which argues: “There have been more than 8,000 Pulitzer Prizes awarded since 1917. Isn’t it about time The Onion received one?” You can record your own video testimonial or sign an online petition in support of a Pulitzer for the Onion.

Related reading: Literally Unbelievable, a collection of people on Facebook who believe Onion articles are real.
And are a few links to coverage of Onion articles that have come true. And the lede on this story is just perfect.

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