The Onion Shows the Path to Quality Journalism

What's behind all those US-China rivalry stories.

The China Daily will always be my favorite newspaper. But after the jump, for reasons of taste (mild profanity), is one more reminder of why The Onion will always be in contention. I think the story really captures the essence of the US-China rivalry, especially as seen by the rest of the world.


For more details, go here -- including this summary of the latest findings (thanks to LB):

WASHINGTON--According to a new report released Monday by a panel of top economists and social scientists, the People's Republic of China will overtake the United States as the world's dominant asshole by the year 2020.

The findings, published in the most recent issue of Foreign Affairs, support recent speculation that America's unquestioned reign as the leading super-prick may soon be drawing to a close, leaving China as the foremost shithead among all developed nations.

"We are seeing a changing of the asshole guard," said Andrew Freireich, noted economist and lead author of the article.