Onion Editor Leaves for Left-wing MoveOn

As a long-time occasional reader of the satirical newspaper The Onion, I couldn't help but notice a leftward drift to its humor. Now I see why:

Lots of people on the right think that the liberal group MoveOn.org is a joke. Well, now they’ll have a bit more ammo in their argument.

The powerful liberal activist group has wooed Peter Koechley away from the satirical newspaper The Onion, where he was managing editor.

In an e-mail blast that went out on Thursday, Koechley refers to “MoveOn, where I now work.”

The missive directs recipients to VotePoke.com, a new MoveOn project that allows users to check their voter registration status and encourage their friends to register.

An Onion spokesman confirmed that Koechley departed in the fall; his name no longer appears on The Onion’s masthead. MoveOn did not provide us a comment by press time.

2004 flashback: Onion expresses little interest in making fun of John Kerry.

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013