Silver City, NM- Since 2015, the online publication known as The Mustang has brought at least five or six loyal readers the news regarding the goings on of Western New Mexico University. On April 1, 2017, a new era dawns.
“In the past couple of years, a whole new form of journalism has taken shape and spread across the internet,” Mustang Editor Eric Lowe explained. “Rather than giving people honesty and integrity and delivering the facts, these guys will often just make things up, and then people read it and share it!”
In a bold move, Lowe plans to refocus The Mustang to only put out “fake news,” a current trend that has been sweeping the globe. Fake news has become something of a hot topic in the media these days, with even President Donald Trump citing many mainstream media outlets as partaking in the practice.
“What we’re really trying to do is reach a new demographic,” Lowe explained, his eyes gleaming with madness. “We have a lot of readers that are students of english, psychology, sociology, as well as a few of the softball girls, but the readers we’d really like to bring in are the easily-confused relatives from their Facebook pages.”
When asked if he had gone insane, Lowe reassured The Mustang that selling-out was often a standard business practice that had been performed by many much larger and more popular entities.
“I mean, look at the Black-Eyed Peas, they started out as fairly decent underground rap group but then they added Fergie and boom, they’re playing the Super Bowl halftime show,” Lowe said with a smirk. “I mean, sure you can get into the minutia of things like ‘artistic integrity’ but no one cares about that stuff anyway.”
When asked to comment on the changes, Professor John Gist, the chair of the Humanities department, told The Mustang to get the hell out of his office because he was “really busy.”
Before closing the interview, Lowe wanted to ensure the readers that this article was all just part of an April Fool’s joke and expressed his hope that the readers would enjoy the rest of the “stories” that The Mustang would release throughout the day.
This story is developing….