Boston Globe has fun with The Onion

The Onion’s jab:

Boston residents are particularly endearing when they get all dressed up for a night at the theater; eat a big, fancy dinner at the Prudential Center’s top-floor restaurant; and read The Boston Globe, whose reporters get to play a game of Big-City Journalist each and every day.

* Pretty cute watching Boston residents play game of “Big City” (

The Globe’s response:


The giveaway that the article was satire was the use of the word “charming” in the same sentence with the “T,” the city’s trolley and subway system. Bostonians use many words to describe the “T” and it’s fair to say, the Globe has learned, that “charming” is not one of them.

* Globe has evidence that The Onion isn’t a legit news source (