Some of the cleverest writers around should be part of the Writers Guild of America, no?
In a way, you can see this as comedy on the Internet “growing up” and becoming more of a viable and sustainable endeavor. Onion Inc., the umbrella that operates The Onion, The A.V. Club, and Clickhole under the bigger umbrella of Fusion Media Group, still has yet to hammer out a specific agreement with WGA East, but it seems that they’re ready to come to the bargaining table.
So, in the not so distant future, comedy writers can tell their parents that writing satirical headlines can get them guaranteed pay and benefits.