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CNN Lists Job Opening For Head Fiction Writer

Link here. Key quote:

The network is reportedly looking for a seasoned author of thrilling fiction novels to fabricate news stories for its online and televised news coverage.

“Must have a penchant for weaving complex narratives and fabricating intricate storylines out of thin air for the sake of ratings. Experience in Cold War-era spy novels preferred, in the style of Tom Clancy, etc.,” the listing states. “Author will be responsible for making stuff up out of the blue to form the basis of 5-6 news stories per day. Full salary & benefits.”

The listing also states that “no journalism background is required.”

It seems to me that this listing is the most honest I’ve ever seen. Though I’m not sure what difference it makes whether any applicants have a modern “journalism background” or not. Considering what they teach students about journalism in today’s modern colleges, there really isn’t much difference between journalism and fiction anyway.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

5 comments

  • Chris L

    One assumes this is an Onion type thing as CNN itself would never be that self-aware or honest.

  • Chris L: The Babylon Bee is definitely a satirical site.

    Then again, I am not surprised that you were unsure whether this was a real CNN job offer, considering the network does this kind of news reporting: CNN Uses Sesame Street’s Elmo to Attack Trump’s Travel Ban

  • wayne

    “The Babylon Bee is Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire.”

  • Cotour

    The Left is being seen for what it is by the mass of the American public. This entire narrative put forward by them all, politicos, media, Globalists, U.N. adherents etc. is all based in lies and that is as it must be. How do they attempt to win? They must “rig”, through unspoken collusion, the game in some manner (Read: Lie). Because if they were to honestly put forward their thinking on the subject of governance and freedom for the people they would never ever see power in government again.

    This CNN employment ad is a joke, but its not really a joke, it might as well be true.

  • pzatchok

    Are you guys saying I might not get the job or do I have a pretty good chance?

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