"a fish, a barrel, and a smoking gun"
for 31 August 1999. Updated every WEEKDAY.


Except for occasional efforts at handing out Xeroxed pamphlets of our crabbed conspiracy theories, Suck has always been a Web-first, Web-last, Web-only publication. As such, we've always had a soft spot for our fellow online journalists (despite our knowledge that quite a few of them are merely digital figments). We never miss a chance to give the old Bronx Cheer to our friends at Salon; and in today's collection, you'll find two communiqués to that effect. Why We Didn't Run the Henry Hyde Story presents the ethically challenging results of our examination into the greatest scoop of the Webzine that Could. For historical purposes, you'll love Salmon, a parody of the circa-1997 Salon that, upon a fresh reading, reminds us how much has changed, and how little. Beat the Press pulls the pants off that tried-and-true Web form — the hoax. And no Web roundup would be complete without Bastard Out of Arkansas, our Valentine to a very down-and-out Matt Drudge.

courtesy of the Sucksters