Local Satirical News Site Pokes Fun at Seattle

'The Needling' tackles some very Seattle subjects in a fun and lighthearted way

By Maggie Kerr

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February 6, 2019

This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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Because reading the real headlines these days can be a head-scratching, mind-numbing exercise in existential angst, an anonymous local journalist launched The Needling last October, a satirical “news” source similar to The Onion.

“Real news can be overwhelming these days,” says its creator. We love the lighthearted spin on some very Seattle subjects.

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