The New York Times

The New York Times descends on Austin for the 2013 South by Southwest Interactive festival.
davidfg:

In his keynote address, called “How to Read the World,” the comedian Baratunde Thurston, who writes for The Onion, mentioned the impact of a widely circulated Onion article that said Planned Parenthood would be opening a huge “abortionplex.” Many people did not pick up on the satire here, including a Republican Congressman from Louisiana, who posted it to his Facebook page last month and added a comment: “More on Planned Parenthood, abortion by the wholesale.” But someone who was in on the joke set up a page for the Abortionplex on Yelp, and the reviews started pouring in, 278 of them as of Saturday, analyzing the merits of the buffet and the climbing wall. “We had unintentionally created a platform for the expression of other people’s comedy and satire,” Mr. Thurston said. — David Gallagher

davidfg:

In his keynote address, called “How to Read the World,” the comedian Baratunde Thurston, who writes for The Onion, mentioned the impact of a widely circulated Onion article that said Planned Parenthood would be opening a huge “abortionplex.” Many people did not pick up on the satire here, including a Republican Congressman from Louisiana, who posted it to his Facebook page last month and added a comment: “More on Planned Parenthood, abortion by the wholesale.” But someone who was in on the joke set up a page for the Abortionplex on Yelp, and the reviews started pouring in, 278 of them as of Saturday, analyzing the merits of the buffet and the climbing wall. “We had unintentionally created a platform for the expression of other people’s comedy and satire,” Mr. Thurston said. — David Gallagher