Here's why Elon Musk is poaching 'The Onion' staffers


Elon Musk may seem to love The Onion.

The famed entrepreneur has hired several staffers and writers at The Onion to be effective using a secret project, The Daily Beast is reporting. Among the new hires is former editor in chief of The Onion Cole Bolton, and even former executive editor Ben Berkley, using the report. There’re apparently leading the hassle and also have hired three writers then one editor who previously worked at The Onion.

Although what they’re perfecting is still unknown, the first sort staffers and Musk seem too darn willing to confirm they’re around something.

“We can easily make sure we certainly have learned nothing from prevailing trends in media and therefore are launching a brand-new comedy project,” Bolton and Berkley told The Daily Beast. Inside a statement on the news outlet, Musk said “it’s pretty obvious that comedy will be the next frontier after electric vehicles, space exploration, and brain-computer interfaces.”

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The Onion has for some time been among the more popular satire news destinations over the internet. The site is loaded with funny has news and fake news made by its staff of writers and editors. Univision acquired The Onion in 2016.

According into the Daily Beast, Musk has curiosity about The Onion for many years and attempted to discover the site in 2014. But following the deal fell through, Musk remained a supporter. Actually is well liked apparently cooked up a good idea that concentrates on comedy and looked to former staffers at The Onion rebuild reality.

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