The UK’s top satirical website News Biscuit is today in turmoil after a group of writers decided to leave and start their own site. The group known only as the Harold Spring left to start the Evening Harold a spoof newspaper set in the fictional town of Harold just outside Dunstable. Their manifesto states they felt constrained by the strict format of the NewsBiscuit writer’s room and just wanted to create a place where they could express themselves more creatively.
Many of the residents of NewsBiscuit are up in arms demanding to be let in to Harold claiming the exodus of writers to the Harold has resulted in a sudden drop off in the quality of submissions in the writers' room and an increase in racist, homophobic and generally bad taste subs. However the Harold Spring claim they can't let everyone in or it would just be the Biscuit with another name.
One NewsBiscuit member left behind Godly1966 has had to take drastic action, in a statement released on the Biscuit he said “I have been forced to get off my lazy arse and try to write something myself instead of relying on everyone else to do it, it's not as easy as it looks. I am beginning to find the format of the writer’s room a bit constrained; I think I will have to start my own site as an outlet for the juvenile unreadable tripe I produce.” On hearing this statement everyone on all sides cheered and agreed a ceasefire just as long as Godly1966 started his own site or promised not to try and write anything in the writer’s room ever again.
And they all lived happily ever after.