Tom Hanks endorses 'The Onion' for a Pulitzer Prize

The Onion, the satirical newspaper and website that calls itself  “America’s Finest News Source,” recently launched a full-scale campaign to win a Pulitzer Prize, the highest honor in American Journalism. And it’s bringing in the big guns: that’s right, we’re talking about Tom Hanks.

In this video endorsement for the publication (embedded after the jump), an oh-so-serious Hanks intones of the selection committee, “I feel an intense physical malice towards whoever is in this mysterious cabal” and goes on to say that if the paper doesn’t receive an award, “I will search you down … each and every one of you who is responsible for this grave injustice. The Pulitzer Prize committee, in fact, should be ashamed of making me this way.” Oh Pulitzer people, are you listening? You do not want to make the Hanks angry!

Of course, Hanks isn’t the first celebrity to get in on the campaign. Mario Batali, knives flashing, has made his plea, as has Arianna Huffington (who threatens,”If The Onion does not receive a Pulitzer, I will make sure that every link on the Huffington Post goes directly to the Columbia Journalism School’s website and cripples it”).

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  • casey

    No joke, no lie: The Onion SHOULD have won a Pulitzer for its first post 9/11 issue.

  • Tindall

    For some reason, watching this reminds me how much I’d like to see Tom Hanks play a flat-out villain someday.

  • Steve Jacobson

    If you read it in The Onion it must be true. It’ is obvious that Tom Hanks is a true American Patriot as when he echoed the very same endorsement of The Onion given by our first President Washington when he said “One if by land and tow if by Onion” close quote

    • Steve Jacobson

      Can’t Steve Jacobson even spell “two” correctly?

  • steve

    should have given it to the onion instead of that traitor hussein obama..he didn’t deserve it at all.what did he do anyway? not a damn thing except ruin america and the people by becoming the first non-american musilum traitor president.

    • HelenaHandbag

      Hey, Steverino: I find it impressive and oddly alluring that you can spank the monkey and type at the same time. Post a video of it on YouTube for me, big boy.

      • jon

        oh, i was under the impression 10 years of war and tax cuts ruined America. How did Obama ruin America for the first 8 years, there must have been a coverup!

    • Joe

      Sooo, Steve, you’re saying our non-american traitor muslim president won a Pulitzer? Man. I thought he was an American patriot agnostic who won a Nobel Peace Prize. So glad you cleared that up for me.

  • alex28

    “Hello. I’m Tom Hanks. Thank you.”

    Awesome.

  • Steve Jacobson

    I am not now or have ever been the “Steve” who trashed President Obama. I am, however the person who coined the phrase ” Four score and seven Onions ago”

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