The spouses of struggling news satirists have been treated to a healthy dose of ‘I told you so’ as The Daily Mash is sold for £1.2m.
Internet satirists are said to be feeling smug on hearing the news that Mashed Productions, the parent company of satirical news website The Daily Mash, has been sold to Digitalbox for a staggering £1.2 million.
Feeling that their hitherto dubious life choice of quitting a real job to write nonsense on the Internet is now some how validated, aspiring satirists across the country have left their garden-shed offices and headed to the nearest luxury car garage.
The long-suffering partner of midlife crisis enthusiast and founder of The Post Truth Post told us:
“Yeah, he’s been ecstatic, running around the house like he’s won the lottery or something.
“I was going to point out that he’s still not making any money but then he booked a luxury cruise, so win-win I suppose.”
With opportunities to short the pound expected up dry after Brexit, city insiders are speculating that the Mash deal could herald the start of a renewed interest in satirical news sites for savvy investors.
One man likely to profit from a so-called ‘spoof news bubble’ would be Simon Williams of the UK’s much loved and imitated NewsThump.
Mr Williams was not available to comment on the sale of the Mash but has been connected with deals to purchase a second-hand yacht from Sir Philip Green and couple of used Range Rovers from Prince Philip.