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.
Following Liam Neeson’s successful demonstration that not all publicity is good publicity, Sir Philip Green drops injunction against the Daily Telegraph and lets it all hang out.
Green has dropped a gagging order against the Daily Telegraph which prevented the paper from reporting facts that everyone with an internet connection or access to BBC Parliament channel already knew.
In his latest bid to be stripped of his knighthood, billionaire Green, who may have misunderstood #MeToo as an invitation, paid a women £1M to keep quiet after claims of sexual harassment and bullying.
Sir Philip, who initially denied making the payments and took out the injunction to stop them being reported, appears to have followed Neeson’s lead, now dropping the injunction to get maximum exposure for a story most people had forgotten.
“It’s what we call a ‘Ryan Giggs’ in the industry” publicist Charles Fishbone told us.
“When you want a story to go really big and want the backlash to be even louder, you take out a super injunction to get peoples attention.”
This latest move comes on the back of Green successfully taking BHS to the brink of collapse. At the time Sir Philip believed that this would earn sufficient support to be stripped of his knighthood.
Despite calls from some members of parliament to rescind Green’s knighthood on the back of the BHS scandal, Tory MPs blocked the motion as making poor people even poorer is often cited as a key qualification for earning one.