For those who are unfamiliar with the concept of a hitchhiker’s guide, or who do not understand sarcasm, the primary purpose of this website is humor or parody. While the information here can and should be informative, it should also be taken with a rather large grain of salt.

    Should you find anything in The Guide that you disagree with or in fact know to be false, please do remember the golden rule first laid out in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.”

The Guide

CNN: Changing your definition of news

CNN pioneered the genre of cable news, hence their quite simplistic name, Cable News Network. Prior to the rise of CNN, television viewers were subjected to a mere 30 minutes to one hours worth of nightly news in the evenings. This simply wouldn’t do. Why would audiences want to consume a news digest program when… read more »

Who were the first journalists?

In the beginning-ish, when Neanderthals first began drawing animals on the walls of caves, they were in some small measure creating the first works of journalism. They went out of the caves with their clubs, faced a treacherous world, brought home dinner, created fire and returned to their caves to report their findings to those unfortunate… read more »

What is Freedom of The Press?

The United States Constitution has always been a tricky sort of document. From the very beginning of the fledgling democracy, states — or colonies — as they were referred to way back then, were reluctant to adopt the document as-is. This led to a unique addendum to the Constitution called The Bill of Rights. These… read more »