The Stranger Parody Lights Up the Right-Wing Blogosphere

november 3, 2008  03:16 pm
On Thursday, the Seattle alt-weekly published a piece on its website parodying the annual "houses with the best Halloween/Christmas decorations" article so often employed by daily and community papers. But the story, "Hell Houses," featured homes displaying McCain/Palin yard signs instead of decorations, and it included the addresses. Two days later, it "exploded on right-wing blogs." The paper reports that the piece "received over 1,300 comments, including dozens and dozens of death threats against our staff, many directing readers to incorrect addresses." That caused The Stranger to pull the story, but today it has republished it, with the addresses redacted. More from KOMO-TV.