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Onion News Network and Flow
by How to Watch Television `

This segment of planned flow from the Onion News Network on IFC shows how flow attempts to maintain a grasp on the viewer's attention, but perhaps more importantly, reassert the station's brand--in this case, that IFC is smart, clever, and authentic. Here we see the portion of one fake news segment, the introduction to another, a "real" ONN promo, a fake promo, ads, an IFC promo, and more "real" fake news. Ethan Thompson analyzes the flow of the entire 30 minutes of this program in his essay in How to Watch Television.

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