Posted on September 28 2007
Dieter Bradbury notes in Maine’s Morning Sentinel that a very popular parody Web site is having some fun at L.L. Bean’s expense. The Onion video is of course arousing all kinds of angst among social activists. “The Onion, arguably the most popular news parody site on the Web, is having some fun at the expense of L.L. Bean. A two-minute ‘special report’ went up Monday on the Onion News Network about a fictional African-American boycott of L.L. Bean products that has been in effect for 80 years.” Suffice to say that The Onion sees every demographic as an opportunity to make fun.