35 Reasons "The Onion" Won 2013

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1. 2013 was a tough year, but The Onion remained dedicated to bringing us hard news. Be it foreign…

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2. Domestic…

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3. Or avian…

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4. The Onion always reported the facts.

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5. Or at least versions of the facts.

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6. No matter how uncomfortable it made us.

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7. They broke tech news.

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8. And Biden news.

Read all their Joseph coverage here.

9. And exposed Washington’s most heated drama.

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10. They conducted important polls on their Facebook page.

11. And brought us the Good…

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12. The Bad…

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13. And the Adorable.

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14. They showed their range, becoming the go-to publication for fashion news.

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15. They emerged as a top source for coverage of Taylor Swift’s sex life.

Sources reported Swift was “inseparable from his charred remains.”

16. Their Royal Baby coverage rivaled the BBC’s.

17. They laughed in the face of “too soon.”

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18. And published editorials combining politics, dogs, and puns.

If you read one Onion article in its entirety, make it this one.

19. They conducted exclusive interviews.

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21. And featured riveting local news coverage.

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22. No story was too small.

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23. Or too socially repulsive.

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24. They brought us exclusive previews of our favorite shows.

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25. And gave this duck a byline.

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26. They told us how things are.

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27. And how they should be.

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28. Yes, how they should be.

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29. They published this stunning manifesto.

Read here, then cry yourself to sleep.

30. And took a stand against Eric Bana.

Finally, someone speaks out.

31. But while their stories tugged at our heartstrings…

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33. And their food coverage was ground-breaking…

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The reason they won 2013 is:

35. They hardly mentioned Miley Cyrus.


When you’re as good as they are, you just don’t have to.

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