Serious Newspaper Article About Parody Newspaper Article Has To Be A Joke, Right?

I mean, did they invent some new kind of “meta” and not tell me about it? Anti-meta? So confused!

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has never smashed a Whac-A-Mole game in a drunken fit. He has never invoked Freedom of Information laws to find out a female federal employee’s work schedule. And to the best of anyone’s knowledge, he has never washed his car in the White House driveway.

But to readers of The Onion, the satirical newspaper and Web site, the vice president has done all of those things, plus bounce a check for $39.50 to a liquor store and star in advertisements for Hennessy cognac that emphasize his international playboy swagger.

Right? What? That paper will write about ANYONE.