Local man familiar with satirical news exclusively 

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“If it’s worth knowing, it’s worth mocking,” according to Aaron Kohn, an Indianapolis I.T. manager. The realization that he consumes political satire in lieu of actual news came as a shock to Kohn, who was printing an article from www.theonion.com while listening to an MP3 of Dennis Miller rants.

“Here I was at my desk, killing a few minutes before an internal meeting, and it occurred to me: The jokes I’m listening to, and reading, are about all I get regarding world events. Weird.”

-Aaron Kohn, avid satire consumer-

Unable to stay focused on conventional reporting media, Kohn has relied entirely upon humorists for his news since 1999. “At first, it was cool to get a different slant on things,” Kohn said. “But now, it’s pretty much the only slant.” Kohn admits this method has drawbacks. “Sure I didn’t know about monkeypox until Conan’s opening monologue. But it was sure a lot funnier the way I heard it.”

Friends, however, remain critical. “Why get all your news from some smarmy liberal wiseass when there are plenty of straightforward, unbiased sources available?” complained Brad Raymer, a co-worker of Kohn’s. “I even offered to help. He knows I have every episode of The O’Reilly Factor on tape.”

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