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Thursday, July 10, 2003

Fright of the Day

The Washington Times' article today, The staggering costs of malaria, that includes an endorsement of the use of DDT reminds OnBackground of a recent piece in The Onion: Newsweek Editors Argue Over What To Make Readers Fear Next http://www.theonion.com/onion3925/index.html. While The Onion's humor can be crass, it can also be insightful and even funny.