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It's no joke: Univision buys a stake in the Onion

It's no joke: Univision buys a stake in the Onion

Spanish-language media company Univision Communications is taking a stake in the Onion.

Seriously.

The two companies said Tuesday they had struck a deal for Univision to acquire a significant interest in the satirical news company, the Onion Inc. The outlet, which started in Wisconsin 28 years ago as a scrappy newspaper, maintains several websites, including the Onion.

Over the years, it published such faux articles as “Supreme Court Rules Supreme Court Rules” in 1997 and “Bush: Our Long National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity Is Finally Over,” in 2001, shortly after President George W. Bush took office.

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